A Brother Beloved Author:Francena Arnold "I guess I am too pessimistic," tall, willowy, blond Joyce Matthews admitted ruefully. "But living in that big apartment with a brother who doesn't average a dozen words a day, and not even a smile in two weeks, has put me in the dumps." — Dark, broad-shouldered Gene had been her responsibility since she was nine. Now that responsibility weighed ... more »heavier than when their mother was first taken from them.
Gene had come back from a harrowing ordeal behind the iron curtain, a silent, moody man, a different person entirely from the teasing lad who had once been both her joy and torment. The doctors said he was normal. Joyce knew better. And she seemed utterly powerless to help him.
In urgent prayer Joyce cried out to God to restore her brother to his former self and to his reserved spot in the family business. This is the story of how God set the wheels in motion, and of how Joyce came to recognize and accept an answer that failed to fit her preconceptions.
Elements in this hauntingly intense drama by the author of the best-selling novel, Not My Will, include and unplanned return to the abandoned family home and, on a whim, the search to find Eugene Matthews Something, a "twin" by coincidence.« less