Hope blooms at Meadowland
If any place on God’s earth was designed to help one heal, it is Meadowland. Surely here, at her brother-in-law’s Kentucky farm, Rose and her daughters can recover from the events of the recent past–the loss of her husband during the 1918 influenza epidemic, her struggle with tuberculosis that required a stay at a sanatorium, and her girls’ experience in an orphanage during her illness. At Meadowland, past troubles become rich soil in which faith can grow.
Dirk Meadows may have opened his home to his late brother’s widow and her girls, but he keeps his heart tightly closed. The roots of his pain run deep, and the evidence of it is written across his face. Badly scarred by a fire and abandoned by the woman he loved, Dirk fiercely guards his heart from being hurt again.
But it may be that his visitors will bring light back into his world and unlock the secret to true healing.
I’ve read several books by Ann in the past but it’s been a few years. I have to say this was probably my favorite book I have read by her.
I think it was the wonderful cast of characters and the engaging story. It was all so well done. Sweet Sienna will wrap herself around your heart and not let go.
It’s so sad to think that women might have to make that tough choice to leave their children in an orphanage while they recouperated from illness.
If you like Ann’s book or have never read one but enjoy historical fiction I highly recommend this read.
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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own.