Angel sister

Ann H. Gabhart, 1947-

Book - 2011

It is 1936 and Kate Merritt works hard to keep her family together. Her father slowly slips into alcoholism and his business suffers during the Great Depression. As her mother tries to come to grips with their situation and her sisters seem to remain blissfully oblivious to it, it is Kate who must shoulder the emotional load. Who could imagine that a dirty, abandoned little girl named Lorena Birdsong would be just what the Merritts need?

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Grand Rapids, MI : Revel c2011.
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Ann H. Gabhart, 1947- (-)
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407 p. ; 22 cm
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Little does young Kate Merritt realize that bringing home the half-starved five-year-old abandoned on the steps of her grandfather Reece's church will set in motion a chain of events destined to reveal long-buried secrets in the town of Rosey Corner, Kentucky. Kate is Victor and Nadine's middle child, a caretaker by nature with a tremendous sense of responsibility and a sunny, energetic nature. Little Lorena Birdsong captures her heart when she inquires whether Kate is the angel sent by her Mommy to bring food. Troubled by her father's drinking after recurrent war-related PTSD nightmares and her mother's emotional withdrawal, Kate is capably portrayed on the cusp of adolescence, as still very much a child in some ways, even while shouldering an adult role in keeping the family together. Gabhart's newest Christian historical novel acutely evokes Victor and Nadine's early years, culminating with his military service in the trenches of France during 1917-18, and their daughter Kate's crisis of faith during the summer of 1936.--Welch, Lynne Copyright 2010 Booklist

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