by Ann H. Gabhart
Kate Merritt is growing up in the1930′s during the time of the Great Depression. She is the daughter of an alcoholic, which places a stigma on her name and how people look at her. However, she is strong and capable, which her mother depends on when her father comes home in the middle of the night drunk. Kate is the only one that doesn’t burst into tears when he stumbles in. But this is still difficult for a 14-year-old girl to handle. How can she ever move past the difficulties of her life?
It is during this time that a little girl is left on the doorstep of Kate’s grandfather’s church. Lorena Birdsong believes that Kate, who has taken her in, is her angel. Kate and her family wrap their heart around Lorena and their lives will never be the same.
As with most people’s stories and lives, there is so much more to them than meets the eye. The Merritts are one such family. There is a reason for Kate’s father’s alcoholism. Keep reading and you will discover how events in the past have shaped who they are today.
I will say that I had a difficult time “getting into” this book. It seemed to plod along for too long. Until about the middle of the book, it wasn’t the page-turner I had expected it to be.
“Available February 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”
This book was received free of charge for the purpose of writing this review.