After the 1897 gold rush, Florence and her husband, Will, build their Northwest cabin and await their first child. But when a stranger appears, Will departs, leaving a note saying he'll return before their baby's birth. Doubts haunt Florence as she busies herself with a Tree of Life quilt. Will she ever see her beloved again? 240 pages, softcover from Abingdon.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 240 Vendor: Abingdon Press Publication Date: 2014 Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
After her fiancé returns from the Klondike gold rush in 1897, Florence Harms sets about building a new life in her new marriageeven though the lingering effects of illness have left her weak and vulnerable. She and her young husband, Will, work tirelessly to clear the land around their Northwest cabin, content with their modest life.
But then a stranger comes knocking and Florence suddenly senses a restlessness in Wills spirit that she had never seen before. When he leaves her with only a note that tells her he will return before their babys birth, she is devastated, and the illness that stiffened her joints returns. Counting the days until Will walks back through her door, Florence busies herself with a Tree of Life quilt displaying a map of the farm they call home. Doubts claw at her heart as Florence struggles to believe Wills promise to return to her. Will her labor of loveand faith in Godsustain her as she waits to see her beloved once again?
Eva Gibson is the author of twenty books, including The Gift of Forgiveness and The Three Marys. She currently teaches "writing your life story" classes for Portland Community College and is an active member of Oregon Christian Writers. She has lived most of her life on the family farm in Wilsonville, Oregon, which is the setting for A Stitch and a Prayer.
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