What happens when you mix a contemporary romance with old world charm and a good dose of God's grace, hope and love? You get Treasures in Clay Vessels--a delightfully heart-warming story with a vintage soul. Nellie Parker is not your typical romance heroine. In fact, romance never played much of a part in Nellie's life at all. Orphaned as a child and disfigured as a teenager, Nellie found it easier to retreat into her own safe cocoon, keeping every relationship at arm's length. That is, until renowned biblical archaeologist, Henry J. Lewiston, arrives on the scene and turns Nellie's very secure world upside down. Treasures in Clay Vessels is a gentle story of love, acceptance and forgiveness, with a message of encouragement to believe that all things are possible in God, and every new day may just be the start of a brand new beginning. Deborah Porter FaithWriters.com Nellie Parker is a middle-aged eccentric woman with a disfigured face who tells the reader the story of her painful childhood. While on her daily trek to Tanner's Bakery Nellie runs into the town gossips who appear to be engrossed in conversation with a stranger by the dock. Nellie's first impression of him is less than complimentary until she realizes he is Henry J. Lewiston, famous Biblical Archeologist. Henry pursues Nellie in vein until he convinces her that everyone is disfigured in some way. Then one afternoon while on an excursion to the Casco Bay lighthouse with Henry she discovers a mysterious vessel. Meanwhile, Henry embarks on a mystery of his own. When Nellie receives his frantic call from London, she puts aside her own feelings and rushes to his side. What follows is a remarkable testament to God's loving plan of redemption.