Emma's Gift: A Novel

Emma's Gift: A Novel

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by Leisha Kelly
     
 

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In Leisha Kelly's well-received novel, Julia's Hope, Samuel and Julia Wortham and their two children charmed readers as they found shelter in the home-and heart-of a grandmotherly woman named Emma Graham.
Now, in Emma's Gift, the Wortham family is struck down by the deaths of two close friends, including their neighbor Wilametta Hammond, just days before

Overview

In Leisha Kelly's well-received novel, Julia's Hope, Samuel and Julia Wortham and their two children charmed readers as they found shelter in the home-and heart-of a grandmotherly woman named Emma Graham.
Now, in Emma's Gift, the Wortham family is struck down by the deaths of two close friends, including their neighbor Wilametta Hammond, just days before Christmas 1931. Wila is the mother of ten children and the glue that holds the family together. In his grief, her husband, George, ignores the children and has no will to live. Sam and Julia step in to help, but how can they manage ten extra children when they barely have enough for themselves? Can George overcome his grief and become the father his children need? And if Emma's nephew takes ownership of her land, will the Worthams be allowed to stay?
Masterfully told from the perspective of both Samuel and Julia, Emma's Gift is an unforgettable story of God's faithfulness and peace and of the seasons of life that shape each of us.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585586233
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
101,113
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Prior to her untimely death in 2011, Leisha Kelly was the author of several bestselling historical fiction books, including Julia's Hope, Emma's Gift, and Katie's Dream. She served many years on her local library board and was active in the ministries of her church.
L. A. Kelly is better known to her historical fiction fans as Leisha Kelly. Prior to her untimely death in 2011, Leisha was the author of several bestselling historical fiction books, including Julia's Hope, Emma's Gift, and Katie's Dream. She served many years on her local library board and was active in the ministries of her church.

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Emma's Gift 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Continuing the story begun in Julia's Hope, Leisha Kelley returns readers to the Depression era Worthham family. Life takes a turn for the worse when days before Christmas, the Wortham's neighbor, Wilametta Hammond, a mother of ten, dies. Julia and Samuel Wortham are suddenly all that stands between her children and certain death as their own father loses the will to live and care for himself, much less the children. ............ Julia finds her great faith severely tested as she tries to care for these other children in addition to her own family. Resources are already tight, and now they are at the breaking point. The flames of love and faith alone warm this ragged group as winter tightens a cold grip of fear around them. ............ ** Ms Kelley successfully paints a grim picture of the past, making readers feel her characters emotions poignantly. You get a clear reminder that times may be hard now, but they could be worse. **
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story! About survival and faith couldn't put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful Christian story of the depression years.
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miaanna More than 1 year ago
These books are awsome only wish all of her books were printed I don't like Nook I LOVE the process of opening the book, see the word on the page. the smell of the paper. and setting a bookmark.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This author has so much insight into the 'real' world of feelings and a great way to capture them with words. Anyone should first read 'Julia's Hope' for the prequel to this book -- both are swift and wonderful reads for any age whatsoever.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was Awesome! The way she writes the desperate empty feelings after the death of loved ones was incredible and oh so true. She shows the empty feelings about life going on, as well as gives hope that indeed life does go on. I loved it, she has become one of my all time favorite authors and I cannot wait to read the rest of her stories.......
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very touching story about a family whose faith was tested after the deaths of a family friend, Emma, and a neighbor, Wilametta, who left behind ten children and a husband who basically gives up all hope. Their struggle to be strong and continue to do what was right by God made this book such a unique story to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was so hard to put down I read it one day. Can't wait for another book. This book is bound to leave you with a very good feeling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep tissues close at hand, as they will be needed. Loved this book as much as the first, can't wait to read the others from this author. Great Christian books.