A Rose by the Door
by Deborah Bedford
Category: Fiction / General
334 pages; ISBN: 0446677892
Rating: 9/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
Not quite eighteen, Nathan left home three weeks before he graduated from college. His mother Bea Bartling of Ash Hollow, Nebraska has constantly; prayed over the next five years that her son will return home so they can reconcile. Her dream ends when the police inform her that Nathan died in an automobile accident.
Bea becomes angry with God for betraying her trust in the All Mighty. She also does not know what to do when Nathan’s widow Gemma accompanied by her granddaughter Paisley arrives broke and hungry. Bea reluctantly allows them to temporarily stay with her. As time passes, the three generations of females become close even though Bea still refuses to fully open up her heart to her guests. Unless Bea finds a way to tear down her walls, she will lose Gemma and Paisley too.
A ROSE BY THE DOOR is an uplifting inspirational story that shows those individuals with faith in their hearts can surmount any emotional mountain. The poignant story line moves the audience especially when the reader needs a lift. Deborah Bedford displays her talent with this sententious novel that never preaches but clearly inspires.
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