I truly enjoy reading books about times where life was much simpler. In Trusting Grace by Maggie Brendan we are transported back to a time where farming was deeply ingrained in most people's lives. We meet Grace who has longed for a family, but with her husband having passed away she feels she's lost that chance. She's trying to maintain the farm while caring for her ailing father. It's a daily struggle and she just doesn't know how she'll make it. She finally decides she must place an ad for help in the local mercantile. As she enters the store she notices three unkept children that are eyeing the candy display. She buys them each a stick of candy and wonders who they belong to.
Unbeknownst to her Robert Frasier has arrived in town with three children. When he married he had no idea he was becoming a father to three children. Now that his wife has passed he feels he's to take care of them. Not knowing he was going to be a father, having no experience with children and needing to provide for them all has made life a daily struggle. He's looking for a way to support them and goes to the mercantile looking for work. He's told about Grace's job opportunity and decides it's something he'll go speak to her about. He is given the job, but not believing that someone will hire him knowing he has three young children to watch over he leaves them at the campsite each day. One day on a walk Grace happens upon the children and is shocked to find out they have been left alone each day while Robert is working at her farm. Always longing for children she insists they come to the farm and live.
Grace had longed for children, but would never truly know that joy until the children came to live with them. Life seemed so much happier for she and her father. There was life on the farm now and a truly wonderful reason to get up each day!
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