A family torn apart by neglect and hurt...
And brought together again by a most unlikely force
In the 1970s, escaping a home where he knew nothing but violence and hate, Jim Harding found work, and love, on the largest horse ranch in Virginia. The object of his affections, Nena St. Claire, is the daughter of the owner, a man who ruled his ranch with an iron fist and would do whatever it took to keep Nena and Jim apart.
Against the wishes of her family, Nena marries Jim, and after her father dies, she sacrifices everything--including her family--to keep the ranch alive. Now their three grown children have lives of their own and want nothing to do with Nena. She was never the mother they needed.
When cancer strikes and Nena is given a devastating diagnosis, can Jim reconcile the family before it is too late?
Michael King writes stories of faith and family, love and loss, heartache and triumph. He also regularly blogs about faith, relationships, and genuine living. Mike is a cancer survivor and popular conference teacher; he and his wife are in the throes of raising four daughters.
"Michael Kings ease of storytelling pulls you right into the lives of people on the brink, delivering a message that no matter our circumstances, no matter our troubles, there is always hope." C. J. Darlington, author of Thicker Than Blood
and cofounder of TitleTrakk.com
"A Thousand Sleepless Nights
is a poignant, cautionary story that is beautifully written, reminding us that any success achieved at the expense of our family comes at a high price. A touching and worthwhile read."Darrel Nelson, author of The Anniversary Waltz
and The Return of Cassandra Todd