To Laugh Once More is a Victorian Inspirational Romance set in Georgia in 1895.

If you like a little sass in your heroine or you can identify with the love-hate relationship we all have with Scarlett O’Hara, then you’re going to love this book. If you’re not looking for a perfect heroine or hero, then you’ve found what you’re looking for in To Laugh Once More. Lydia Barrington Scarbrough is still on her journey to overcoming her selfish ways and her debutante upbringing, but she’s getting there.

A dissatisfied wife. A misunderstood husband. Three tragedies will alter their path forever. Will their choices tear them apart, or will they allow them To Laugh Once More?

Three years after her marriage to Hamilton, former debutante Lydia Barrington Scarbrough is dissatisfied with life. She has yet to have children, and she spends most of her days sitting in a circle of women chatting about homemaking. She thought life would be more than what it’s turned out to be. Hamilton travels on business and never takes her with him. What’s a lonely wife to do when she has no children to raise? She longs for adventure and romance, and really, she longs for the fulfillment of her purpose in life. A purpose beyond being a wife and raising children.

Lydia faces a series of hardships that stretch her faith beyond capacity. Leaving her childhood home in Florida for Georgia proves to be more difficult than she ever imagined, and her marriage may not survive the trials. Lydia’s own personal battles drive a wedge between them. What will it take to make Hamilton attempt to save their marriage and draw Lydia back to him?

As Lydia strives to etch out a place for herself in a new world full of unfamiliar prejudice and attempts to overcome her private battles, she must help Hamilton understand her deepest longings and learn the true meaning of joy. Will she surrender her will in order to find her purpose? Will her future hold a happier marriage, motherhood, and a calling greater than she could ever have imagined?

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  • ISBN-10: 1501047159
  • ISBN-13: 978-1501047152


During To Laugh Once More, Lydia and Hamilton visit the Cotton States and International Exposition. Follow the link to learn more about this exciting time in history.



















23 thoughts on “TO LAUGH ONCE MORE

  1. Just wanted you to know I have now read both books, To Dance Once More and To Laugh Once More. Enjoyed them a lot! Would still like to win the hard copies though as my daughter does not have a Kindle so don’t take me out of the drawing! 🙂

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