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Castles in the Clouds #2, in the Flowers of Eden series, by Myra Johnson
Larkspur Linwood is teacher in a small town in Arkansas, who yearns for more in life, so she joins a college professor who is starting a school in Kenya. Once there, she is given menial tasks. Now she must decide if life back in Arkansas is better. Is it where you work or what your attitude is?
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Franciscan Media
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Flowers of Eden
Young and impressionable, Lark mistakes a college professors interest for romantic love. When he offers her the chance to join his efforts to start a school in Kenya, she pictures herself bringing the light of knowledge to hundreds of African children eager to learn. But the menial tasks shes assigned at the school arent so different from life on the farm where she grew up. Miserable and deflated, with her fragile heart broken, she gives up and returns home.
Enter Professor Anson Schafer, whom she met briefly in Kenya. Partially blinded from an eye infection he contracted there, Professor Schafer cannot return to Africa. He has come to Larks school to recruit teachers like her for a more modest venturethe founding of schools and relief efforts here in the U.S. for those struggling through the Depression.
Still stinging from her experience in Kenya, Lark is reluctant to risk leaving her familiar surroundings, but she knows how great the need has become, andalthough this isnt the exciting life shed envisionedshe finally agrees. As they work side by side, Lark begins to realize that the deepest satisfaction comes not so much from what you do, or where you do it, but from the attitude of your heart.