Praise for Julia's Hope:
"Thewriting is beautifully desriptive without being overdone. Overall, Kelly's smooth voice and well-crafted writing keep the pages turning."--Publishers Weekly
Praise for Emma's Gift
"Kelly's second novel features a gritty, authentic realism as well as a haunting, beautiful mood that enables readers to feel the characters' pain and rejoice when they overcome life's heartaches."--Library Journal
The Fourth of July delivers more than just the local display of fireworks for Samuel and Julia Wortham. They return from the festivities in Dearing, Illinois, to find Samuel's borther Edward, out of prison and on their doorstep. Surprise turns to shock and confusion as Edward introduces a young girl named Katie and declares that Samuel is her father.
Samuel maintains his innocence and cannot understand why his brother would make up such a story, Julia struggles to believe Samuel's declarations of faithfulness, and Edward delights in antagonizing his brother. Katie just dreams of finding a home.
This page-turner will keep Kelly fans and new readers alike on the edge ot their seats until the very end.
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She wanted a father. They wanted the truth.
In 1932, a small-town Fourth of July celebration delivers more than just a display of fireworks for Samuel and Julia Wortham. As they return from the local festivities, the Worthams find that Samuel's brother, Edward, is out of prison and at their doorstep. And he's not alone. Surprise turns to shock and confusion as Edward introduces a young girl named Katie and declares that Samuel is her father.
As Samuel fights for his innocence against a brother who delights in antagonizing him, the rest of the family struggles to find the truth. Will Julia believe Samuel's declarations of faithfulness? Will Katie find a home with the Worthams? Can Samuel and Julia's faith survive this troubling test?
This sequel to Julia's Hope and Emma's Gift is a gripping story of truth, forgiveness, and reconciliation that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very end.
Prior to her untimely death in 2011, Leisha Kelly was the author of several bestselling historical fiction books, including Julia's Hope, Emma's Gift, and Katie's Dream. She served many years on her local library board and was active in the ministries of her church.
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