"For Angela, now seventeen, and her older brother Thomas, the profound events that reshaped their family also changed their lives. Angela does her best to care for the children, but still wonders if she is providing everything they need- like her mother did."
This is one of my favorite books, because I can relate to the feelings the main character has, because (though I haven't lost my mother) I have many younger siblings myself. With three younger siblings, Angela was left with the responsibility of taking care of a farm house and a family after the death of her parents along side her older brother. While as the reader I can see the good job she's doing, I couldn't help but feel the stress and pain she had to carry as she tries to be a mom to her younger siblings, tries to encourage old family friends, and deals with her somewhat annoying friend Trudie. With two young men vying for Angela's attention, while she tries to balance her own life and the care of her siblings, this book kept me up late to finish it!
It's completely clean, and like all Janette Oke books, very faith based. I won't give away the ending, but be prepared to be surprised! And make sure you keep the tissues close by during the entire read, because you're really going to need them....