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Need a good book to combat the winter blues? Perhaps Steeple in the Distance would be a good choice. Consider it for a gift of encouragement to a family member, friend, or perhaps, as a witness for a co-worker. The saint/sinner struggles of the characters’ daily lives are also ours.
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About the Book
The year is 1915. Annabelle Kathleen Delainey called Nan, thinks that at 15 she is ready to be a woman. Confident her statement will make it so, she eagerly assumes the responsibility of being the sole mistress of the farmhouse. She is certain that “grand thoughts” will come with it. She learns that becoming a woman means dealing with change: the change in the family from her mother’s death the previous year, the changes that are demanded on the farm, the changes in her relationships with her brothers, the changes within herself. Stirred into her stew of changes are an opinionated classmate, a cantankerous neighbor and several unexpected suitors. She learns that dealing with the challenges of daily duties, failures, irritations, annoyances and intermittent successes, do not inspire grand thoughts. Nan finds solid ground under the shifting changes when her view is focused upward, up to the cross on the steeple of the Lutheran church.
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