This story spans several time periods, including the 1890's, 1950's, and the 2000's. Anna Grissom opens a home for unwed mothers during a time when these young women were considered outcasts. Her love and compassion helps many of them to find grace, forgiveness, and the ability to move forward with their lives.
Ivy Carrington, a young woman carrying the child of her soldier boyfriend serving in
meets Anna at the nursing home where she works. They form a friendship as Anna
shares her life story and Ivy commits it to paper. Anna's kindness and wise
counsel help Ivy navigate the most difficult time of her life.
Becky Trundle's daughter, Lauren, struggles to complete high school after the birth of her son, Jackson. Decisions have consequences and affect the whole family. Their journey highlights the struggles of modern-day families adjusting to new realities.
I'd heard of this author and wanted to read her books for quite some time. I finally purchased this one, and loved the story. The author has a unique way of turning a phrase and a fresh writing voice. This is a beautiful story of God's grace and how He uses others to provide a second chance at a stable, productive life.
5 STARS and off the charts!
Disclaimer: Neither the author nor the publisher paid me for a review. All opinions are mine and mine alone, as usual.
Writers: Have you considered writing either books or novels with a strong redemptive thread? Please share.