What a treat!
I have enjoyed both of Ann Gabhart’s other books set in the fictional town of Rosey Corner, KY, so couldn’t wait to read this latest adventures of the Merritt family. The main love interest of this story is the third daughter, Victoria, who was widowed at the end of the second book in the Rosey Corner series. But we also get to catch up on Jay Tanner and Kate, the second daughter and the gal he married at the end of the second book, right before shipping out overseas at the beginning of WWII, and Preacher Mike and Evie, the oldest daughter who married at the beginning of the second book. So, we also see their struggles with rebuilding love after long separations and after the traumas of war. Since my husband spent two tours in Thailand during the Viet Nam War, this book brought back many memories.
This book does deal realistically with the effects of war on a family, but it is not doom and gloom, but rather very uplifting how God can work to overcome hardships by working through the members of a family who love each other and their small community which almost seems like part of the family.
If you have not read any of these books, I definitely suggest you buy them all (Angel Sister, Small Town Girl, and Love Comes Home) and start at the beginning. You are in store for a treat!
And, my readers have another treat in store. Ann Gabhart will be my guest blogger on August 25, and will be giving away a copy of Love Comes Home to one winner, so be sure to come back then and enter by leaving a comment. Also, anyone who leaves a comment on any post this month will be entered in the drawing for a copy of Jennifer Johnson’s latest book–A Love Discovered, so we will have two winners this month!