It is 1936 and Kate Merritt, the middle child
of Victor and Nadine, works hard to keep her family together. Her father slowly
slips into alcoholism and his business suffers during the Great Depression. As
her mother tries to come to grips with their situation and her sisters seem to
remain blissfully oblivious to it, it is Kate who must shoulder the emotional
load. Who could imagine that a dirty, abandoned little girl named Lorena
Birdsong would be just what the Merritts need?
In this richly textured novel, award-winning
author Ann H. Gabhart reveals the power of true love, the freedom of
forgiveness, and the strength to persevere through troubled times.
Multidimensional characters face real and trenchant problems while maintaining
their family bonds, all against the backdrop of a sultry Kentucky summer. Download and start listening now!