Too Long a Stranger Author:Janet Oke When Sarah Perry's husband Michael died, she and her daughter Rebecca were left with no one on this earth to support them. Through constant prayer and with the help of the Lord, Sarah took over her husband's freight wagon business. It was dirty, back-breaking work...but allowed her to provide for her daughter. — But Sarah felt that the harsh re... more »ality of frontier life was no way for a young girl to grow up. By scheming and saving, she was able to send her daughter away to an elite boarding school where she could learn to be a "lady." As the years passed, Rebecca lived in opulence and splendor, taking on the haughty manners of her rich pampered friends...while her mother became more calloused and harsh in her fight for survival.
At long last, Rebecca returned from boarding school to the arms of her mother who gave up so much for her.
But the cultured young lady looked upon her weather-beaten mother with dismay. Could she really be the daughter of such an uncivilized, uncultured person? And her mother wondered: had she really done the right thing by sending Rebecca away--especially now that she did not fit in either world? Now the distance between them could no longer be measured in miles...
Can Sarah and Rebecca bridge the chasm between their two different worlds--and find renewed faith in God?« less