In a desperate time, can Neva find forgiveness for a grievous wrong—and make room for hope?
Shilling has a heavy load of responsibility while her husband travels
to neighboring communities and sells items from his wagon. In his
absence, she faithfully runs the Shilling Mercantile, working to keep
their business strong as the Depression takes its toll, and caring for
When a wagon pulls up after supper, Neva and her
children rush out—and into the presence of the deputy driving a wagon
carrying three young children. The deputy shocks her with the news that
Warren and his wife have died, insisting it was their last request that the three children go live with “Aunt Neva.”
Neva’s heart is shattered as she realizes that Warren’s month-long
travels were excuses for visits with his secret family. She wants
nothing more than to forget Warren, but can she abandon these innocent
children to an orphanage? Yet if she takes them in, will she ever be
able to see them as more than evidence of her husband’s betrayal and
love them the way God does?
How would I feel about learning that my husband had a second wife and second family? Devastated!! I don't know if I would have been as accepting of his second family as Neva. Although, the children weren't to blame for their fathers deception. I did like the book and the struggles Neva had with carrying on with her life. She has two men vying for her affections. Which one will she choose.
I recommend this book to all readers.
I was given this book by the publisher for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way.