Aug 12, 2013
The House at Rose Creek
Posted by Shauna Wheelwright at 8/12/2013
Author: Jenny Proctor
Release Date: July 2013
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Immediate family and extended family.
Saying words that hurt and that are forgiven.
Restoration of a house and of a faith.
Putting behind personal pasts and looking to the future.
Learning about family history and keeping it alive.
Finding love and never letting go.
All the wonderful things that make a book stay with you long after you have turned that last page!
Kate was happy with where she was and with what she was doing. She had been away from home and family for a very long time telling them that she was just too busy to come home.
That is until she heard that her aunt passed away. The aunt that raised her from a child after her own mother and father were taken in an accident.
When the will is read, Kate finds herself the owner of the old family home. But the house is in jeopardy...the state wants to bulldoze it to make room for the new highway.
Family feelings are hurt, journals are found, and history is questioned.
Can Kate remain in Rose Creek?
Can she save the house?
Can she keep up the changes that have taken place in her heart?
Can family accept her back?
And what about Andrew?
Can they find a future together even with all the troubles looming around them?
Together they will learn that "there (is) value in reaching out and reaching back, remembering those who lived before."
What an amazingly wonderful, tender story!
I. REALLY. REALLY. REALLY. LIKED. IT!
About the Author
The question people ask the most is when on earth I ever find time to write. The honest answer is that many days, I don't. I have six babies, see? And they keep a Mom most mighty busy. But somehow, by some miracle, my genetic code allows for me to exist on minimal hours of sleep. For the most part, my first book was written in between the hours of 11 PM, and 3 AM. My husband swears I took years off my life by staying up so late. And perhaps he's right. But what's a girl to do? When there are stories to be written, I can't very well not write them. I'm not very good at staying up late these days, so I've started writing early in the morning, before children are awake. I never thought I'd be a morning person, but there's truly something magical about 5:30 in the morning. . . (Did I really just say that?)
I've lived in Western North Carolina all my life. I love it here and hope I don't ever have a reason to leave. I love to hike with my family and spend time outside. I love to eat fabulous food. I love to swim and bike and run. (This is only because I love eating fabulous food, and well, that'll catch up with you.) And, of course, I love to write.
(A digital review copy was provided for this review. However, all reviews are of my own opinion :)