Number of Pages: 304
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Seasons of the Heart
The first book in the Seasons of the Heart series is set in Connecticut in 1888, the year of what historians call "The White Hurricane." The story reveals the power of Gods love to change lives and heal hearts. Summer Dream tells of a young couples love for each other and the obstacles that stand in their path of happiness. Until Nathan Reed resolves his anger with God and his family, he has no hopes of courting Rachel Winston, the ministers daughter.
As the daughter of a small-town minister in Connecticut, Rachel Winston believes the only way shell ever have a husband is to visit her aunt in Boston for the social season until Nathan Reed arrives in town. Although attracted to Rachel, Nathan avoids her because he has no desire to become involved with a Christian after experiences with his own family. When a devastating blizzard paralyzes New England, Nathan is caught in it and lies near death in the Winston home. Through the ministrations and tender care of Rachel and her mother, Nathan learns a lesson in love and forgiveness that leads him back to his home in the South. Before he can declare his love for Rachel, he must make amends with his own family. Will he return to Connecticut before Rachel leaves her home to head west as a missionary in Oklahoma Territory?
Marthas novel Not on the Menu debuted on May 1, 2007 as a part of Sugar and Grits, a novella collection with DiAnn Mills, Janice Thompson, and Kathleen YBarbo. Her series, Winds Across the Prairie, debuted in 2010 with Becoming Lucy, Morning for Dove, Finding Becky, and Carolines Choice. Her other credits include stories in anthologies with Wayne Holmes, Karen Holmes, and Debra White Smith; several articles in Christian magazines; devotionals in six books of devotions; and eight Bible studies. Martha served as editor of an eight-page monthly newsletter for the writers organization Inspirational Writers Alive! for six years and is the state president. She is also the director for the annual Texas Christian Writers Conference and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, for whom she writes a weekly devotional. Martha and her husband reside in Houston, Texas, where they are active members of First Baptist Church.