The Promise of Morning by Ann Shorey
This is book 2 in the Home in Beldon Grove Series. Don't let that stop you from grabbing it off the shelf. You don't need to read the first one to enjoy The Promise of Morning. it is as neat package all on its own.
It's 1840 something in Beldon Grove and Ellie Craig has already buried three of her children. Even though she has a loving spouse, Matthew, and other children she feels alone. She's an orphan and an only child. Then she discovers a hidden truth about her family, she might not be alone and she is determined to find out if there are others.
Matthew Craig has a few battles of his own to fight, someone wants to take over his church and he makes some decisions without Ellie's approval. He takes off to be an itinerant pastor leaving Ellie and her children to take care of the farm, increasing Ellie's feelings of aloneness.
The Promise of Morning will capture your attention from the start with its heartbreaking opening and have you turning pages as tragedy is overcome and Ellie learns to trust her heart to love again.
Available March 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”
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