Monday, August 11, 2014

A Home In Drayton Valley *Book Review*

It was her best friend's dying wish. What else could she do?

New York was a crowded, disgusting place to live for some families in the 1880s. Tarsie Raines had dreams of moving away to greener pastures. She just needed to convince her best friend Mary that it was the best thing for her family as well. Tarsie didn't have a husband or children to worry about, but Mary would need to pray and convince her husband.

Joss was miserable with worry about how to take care of his family. It's hard to do when you have a drinking and gambling problem. He owed so much money. He could barely afford food for his family. His wife was ill all the time it seemed. When his next check came in it was all going towards his debt. He couldn't let that happen so he agreed to join a wagon train to Kansas.

The journey was a long one. Some unexpected things came up trying to reach their new home. 

This was a good story about a man who grew up with no love from his papa. He didn't think he could be a good dad to his own children either. God puts someone in his life to help him see that he only needs one Father to teach him how to be a good papa. Such a sweet ending about the powerful changes God can make in a person's life if they give Him a chance.

Book provided by Bethany House for this review.