Aprons on a Clothesline

Aprons on a Clothesline

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by Traci DePree
     
 

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Book Three in the Lake Emily series

In Lake Emily, life’s greatest battles are won by the power of friendship

Virginia Morgan is used to helping others–it’s who she is. A wife. A mother. A grandmother. A friend. But when Virginia suffers a debilitating stroke, she can no longer wear that apron. It is a change that sends her into the depths of

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Book Three in the Lake Emily series

In Lake Emily, life’s greatest battles are won by the power of friendship

Virginia Morgan is used to helping others–it’s who she is. A wife. A mother. A grandmother. A friend. But when Virginia suffers a debilitating stroke, she can no longer wear that apron. It is a change that sends her into the depths of hopelessness. Can she find her way to seeing that life is still well worth living? Or will she give up hope and sink deeper into despair?

Meanwhile, the Morgans and Biddles discover that each season of life has its adjustments–for Trudy Biddle marriage and a meddling mother-in-law, for Mae and Peter Morgan the challenges of keeping the family farm afloat as they welcome a new member into their family, and for young Jessie Wise hopes for a new mother.

Filled with the enchantment that makes Lake Emily everyone’s hometown, Aprons on a Clothesline is a lovely reminder that hope can be found even in the tragedies of life and that joy waits in the most unexpected places.

“Traci’s books…call my name and soothe my soul.” Jane Kirkpatrick, award-winning author of All Together in One Place and A Name of Her Own

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578567300
Publisher:
The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/17/2005
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,161,939
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.19(h) x 0.91(d)

Meet the Author

Traci DePree is the author of A Can of Peas and Dandelions in a Jelly Jar, the first two books in the Lake Emily series.She is also the editor behind many best-selling Christian novels. Traci brings over fifteen years of experience in Christian fiction to her writing, offering an earthy blend of Midwest wisdom and deeply rooted conviction. She makes her home with her family in a rural farming town in Minnesota.

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Aprons on a Clothesline 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In Austin, Minnesota, near Lake Emily, Virginia Morgan tells her friend Lillian Biddle that she has a bad headache, but will be okay. However, not long afterward, Virginia collapses inside the Spam Museum. Nurse Mary Shrupp calls 911 believing the kindhearted grandmother suffered a stroke. --- Virginia survives, but is not the same person as she feels unneeded since she is unable to help others like she has all her life. Depressed, Virginia begins to question whether she and those caring for her would be better off if she was dead especially since she knows that others in town need help but her body refuses to cooperate. However, she thinks her worst failure is not being there for Jessie Wise who needs a nurturing mother just like the pre stroke Virginia provided to everyone for decades in the Lake Emily area. Instead the post stroke Virginia has given up on life. --- APRONS ON A CLOTHESLINE is a deep look at small town rural life with an emphasis on believing in God, hard work, and honesty with one¿s self and towards others. Many of the characters return from previous novels (see A CAN OF PEAS and DANDELIONS IN A JELLY JAR) with new troubles as relationships change. However, the star of this tale is Virginia who goes from an active elderly person providing assistance and nurturing whenever she can to a beaten individual struggling with receiving love and care as opposed to giving. Fans of inspirational character driven tales will enjoy the Lake Emily series especially this powerful third entry.--- Harriet Klausner