The Coach House Trailer Park is the last stop on the road of life. But one day, on a crisp January breeze, Willow Goodhope sweeps into the neighborhood, moving into the lonely little shack on the other side of the driveway, bringing her potted plants, her elderberry gifts, and her outrageous laughter. The Coach House residents can’t resist her charm as she breathes new life into hardened hearts, yet there’s something about Willow, a terrible sadness that hovers at the back of her enigmatic eyes, and it has everyone talking, wondering, worrying. Kathy overhears her sobbing in her kitchen. Doc catches her burning letters in her fire pit. Myra swears she drinks alone out on her patio in the middle of the night. Patti knows the beautiful girl is after her husband, and Eddie and Donny, forever-feuding brothers, are competing to see who can make her smile first, even though they’re both fairly sure she’d prefer her men with real jobs, real homes, and real teeth. What brings the mysterious Willow Goodhope of Elderberry Croft to this dead end place? From what—or whom—is she hiding? And will her new “family” be able to rescue her before it’s too late?
A collection of twelve monthly episodes, Elderberry Croft is the tale of one young woman’s journey toward hope, and the people whose lives she transforms along the way. Volume 1 contains Episodes 1-3.
There’s a new girl in town, and she’s breathing life into The Coach House Trailer Park, starting with the tiny cottage she christens Elderberry Croft. Kathy isn’t so sure about this wild child living across the way, with her generosity and exuberance for life. What is Willow Goodhope doing in a place like The Coach House?
Richard and Patti Davis’ days stretch out endlessly before them, but lately, Richard has taken notice of the new neighbor in Space #12. Will Patti lose the only man she’s ever loved to the green-eyed earth girl? Or will Willow steal both their hearts?
Joe Sanderson believes that living simply is simply better living. He gardens, he cooks, he entertains Vivian. Everything is going just fine…then along comes Ms. Willow, with her whispering shadows and her elderberry pie, reminding him of what it means to be a man.