Sometimes, for some people, the trip to Heaven is too long to make in one step. For those souls, God has created the Heavenly Village, where they can look back until they are ready to look ahead.

Most, but not all.

Who lives there? Violet Rose, for one. She’s a baker, killed early one morning on her way to the bakery, leaving her five tomcats behind. They aren’t ready to die yet, so she bakes her bread for the villagers, and waits for them.

And these are only two of the souls who live in the Village, each doing what’s necessary to get ready for Heaven. You’ll also meet the runner, the boy and his dog, the timekeeper, the magician, and the potter. Each has a story to tell, wisdom to share, love to bless.