Monday, October 4, 2010
Book Description: When tragedy steals her future, can Leah learn to trust again?
It is the autumn of 1920, and Leah Breckenridge is desperate to find a way to provide for her young daughter. After losing her husband and infant son, she is angry at God and fearful about the days ahead. Finding refuge in a boardinghouse run by her late husband's aunt, Leah begins the slow process of mending her heart.
Is it the people who surround her--or perhaps this very house--that reach into her heart with healing? As Leah finds peace tending to an abandoned garden, can she find a way to trust God with her future?
A beautifully simple story about the complexities of life, The House on Malcolm Street is a treasure.
My Thoughts: This is the first book I've read by Leisha Kelly, and it won't be the last. It was definitely full of realistic emotion. Having been through a divorce and loosing a child I could definitely identify with Leah's anger. However, Leisha does a beautiful job of showing how Leah's heart begins to mend and change. This is a beautiful book and I highly recommend it!
Posted by Andie at 2:13 PM
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
These awards include the 2009 and 2008 Christy Award, the 2007 RITA for Best Inspirational Romance, the 2009 and 2007 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, 2007 Bookseller’s Best Award, and Library Journal’s Top Christian Fiction for 2006, among others.
After living in Colorado for seventeen years, Tamera has returned to her Southern roots. She and her husband now make their home in Nashville with Tamera's father, Doug. They enjoy life there with Joe and Tamera's two adult children, and Jack, a precious—and precocious—silky terrier.
ABOUT THE BOOK
If you would like to read the first chapter of Within My Heart, go HERE.
Posted by Andie at 12:30 PM