Author: Janette OkeSeries: When Hope CallsPublisher: Bethany House Publishers
A Sweeping Companion Story to the Hallmark TV Series When Hope Calls
Lillian Walsh has already suffered more than most. After the passing of her sister and birth parents when she was younger, and now her adoptive mother's recent death, Lillian struggles to understand why God would allow her to lose so much. Yet her adoptive father seems ready to move on, boarding up their home to embark on an extended visit to his native Wales.
Then a lawyer turns up on their doorstep with news that again upends Lillian's life. She has inherited a small estate from her birth parents and, even more shocking, her younger sister Grace is likely alive. Lillian rushes to reunite with her sister, despite the fear that they won't be able to rebuild a connection.
When the two sisters meet, Grace is not what Lillian expected--she's full of exuberance and big dreams despite being raised in difficult circumstances. Can Lillian set aside her own plans to join her sister in an adventure that will surely change them both?
"The Okes' novel delves into the plight of thousands of Home Children who were shipped from England to Canada and beyond, from about 1870 to 1930. . . . Within the boundaries of the differences in the sisters' faith, the author explores local prejudice, and the inherent goodness of people who see the children's potential beyond their orphan status. Heartwarmingly inspirational."--Historical Novels Review