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The Journals of Corrie Belle Hollister: My Father's World and Daughter of Grace (2 in 1 Guideposts edition)
The Journals of Corrie Belle Hollister My Father's World and Daughter of Grace - 2 in 1 Guideposts edition Author:Michael Phillips and Judith Pell My Father's World: As the wagon train made its descent from the mountains, the warm colors of autumn tried in vain to cheer the weary young travelers. Their mother had perished in the desert, and they had heard that their father was dead some years before. With the help of the wagon master, fifteen-year-old Corrie Belle Hollister is the only one... more » left to bring her two brothers and two sisters into a raucous mining camp during the California Gold Rush to find their Uncle Nick.
Her mother's dying words to Corrie: "A woman's got to be strong. She's got to be able to make her way alone if she has to." When the little troop arrives in Miracle Springs and discovers that Uncle Nick has skipped town and the sheriff is after him, the "land of promise" turns into one of fear and unknown danger. Shouts of "gold" and "new strike" fade away as Corrie stands in the middle of a strange town with everyone turning them away.
Could they make it on their own? She'd have to try! (? Amazon.com)
Daughter of Grace: When Corrie Belle Hollister and her younger brothers and sisters unexpectedly found their father on the streets of Miracle Springs, their shocking reunion was tentative at best. It would take the full story of My Father's World for them to discover each other in their hearts and to start to become the family God wanted them to be.
Daughter of Grace shows the developing relationships between the reunited Hollisters. And many things in Miracle Springs change: the new church gets built, a school is opened, Pa Hollister settles into his role as father, and the Hollister cabin becomes a home. But the biggest change occurs in Corrie as she matures into womanhood thanks, especially, to Mrs. Parish.
Pa Hollister rightly concludes that the children need a mother's care. But when he makes his choice, Corrie's world is once again shaken.(? Amazon.com)« less