Roses for Mama AND A Woman Named Damaris Author:Janette Oke Roses for Mama: It had all turned out to be so strange, so ironic. Angela's family had moved west because her mother had not been well and the doctor said the cooler cleaner air might be easier on her lungs. Her father sold the farm and loaded everything they could take with them in three wagons. They found new land and a new life, setting a... more »bout to build another farm. Her mother's health did improve at least for awhile. Then a winter cold put her back in bed and it became clear she had only months to live. Angela was just 14, and in those months her mom tried to prepare her for the responsibility of raising her 3 young siblings. But no one dreamed that something would happen to their father...she did not know a bigger challenge was yet to come.
A Woman Named Damaris: she was almost 15 on the night she dared for the first time to think of what life might be like away from home. Pa had come home drunk and mean again; the trauma of the subsequent scene had been repeated as long as she could remember...« less