Blessings begins when, late at night, a teenage couple drives up to the estate owned by Lydia Blessing and leaves a box. In this instant, the world of the estate called Blessings is changed forever. The story of Skip Cuddy, the Blessings caretaker, who finds a baby asleep in that box and decides he wants to keep her, and of matriarch Lydia Blessing, who, for her own reasons, decides to help him. Blessings explores how the secrets of the past affect decisions and lives in the present, what makes a person, a life, legitimate or illegitimate, and who decides; the unique resources people find in themselves and in a community. This is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and personal change. A very enjoyable read. I felt very close to the characters.
Finding God When Life's Not Fair chronicles Lee's journey of hope and courage as she struggled with faith during her darkest days. Offering no easy answers but plenty of hard-won wisdom. Lee writes honestly about how deep pain can run and offers a compelling argument that God's love runs deeper still.
Sarah Wells is only seventeen when she is violently abducted by marauding Indians and taken to live as a slave amidst the savage splendor of a proud race. This is the story of her torment and captivity, and ultimately, of her love.
Gabrielle is thirty-two, single, a successful career woman, fiercely independent. And she wants a baby-but doesn't want to get married. Give Me One Good Reason is a fascinating, provocative novel about living life's possibilities to the full in our changing society. And in Gabrielle, the reader encounters a possionate, spirited, utterly engaging fiction heroine.
The week of her fiftieth birthday, Liddy Claver loses her teaching job and learns that her husband is having an affair with one of her friends. But those problems pale next to the discovery that she is not, as she had thought, menopausal. Instead she's in her third trimester of pregnancy. Mustering her courage, Liddy must reconcile the baby's impending arrival and its ramifications for the husband she loves (but hasn't slept with in five years), her three grown children, and above all herself. Although nearly everyone is quick to offer an opinion, no one is willing to consider hers. So despite being more than six months pregnant, Liddy sets off on a journey that begins in sorrow and confusion and ends quite perfectly-with Hope.
Interesting family dynamics come into play in this book.
I love Lynn Kurland books. You meet characters from many of her other books in them. She has a wonderful way of putting together characters that travel back or forward from their 'time'. Very enchanting stories with wonderful plots.