Katie's Dream: A Novel

Katie's Dream: A Novel

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by Leisha Kelly
     
 

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Praise for Julia's Hope:
"Thewriting is beautifully desriptive without being overdone. Overall, Kelly's smooth voice and well-crafted writing keep the pages turning."--Publishers Weekly

Praise for Emma's Gift
"Kelly's second novel features a gritty, authentic realism as well as a haunting, beautiful mood that enables readers to feel the characters' pain

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Praise for Julia's Hope:
"Thewriting is beautifully desriptive without being overdone. Overall, Kelly's smooth voice and well-crafted writing keep the pages turning."--Publishers Weekly

Praise for Emma's Gift
"Kelly's second novel features a gritty, authentic realism as well as a haunting, beautiful mood that enables readers to feel the characters' pain and rejoice when they overcome life's heartaches."--Library Journal

The Fourth of July delivers more than just the local display of fireworks for Samuel and Julia Wortham. They return from the festivities in Dearing, Illinois, to find Samuel's borther Edward, out of prison and on their doorstep. Surprise turns to shock and confusion as Edward introduces a young girl named Katie and declares that Samuel is her father.

Samuel maintains his innocence and cannot understand why his brother would make up such a story, Julia struggles to believe Samuel's declarations of faithfulness, and Edward delights in antagonizing his brother. Katie just dreams of finding a home.

This page-turner will keep Kelly fans and new readers alike on the edge ot their seats until the very end.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585586219
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
180,971
File size:
2 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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Katie's Dream 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1932 in Dearing, Illinois Samuel and Julia Wortham raise two children on a farm bequeathed to them by their dear friend Emma Graham. The pious Worthams also try to help their widower neighbor George Hammond with his large brood of children...................... Following a Fourth of July celebration, Sam¿s brother Edward awaits them with a little girl inside his car. Edward insists little Katie is Samuel¿s daughter; Samuel knows that this cannot be true as he insists he has been faithful to his wife. The child looks like him and Edward had been in prison during the conception of the little girl. Katie desperately seeks affiliation with a family having been rejected by her mother. Her prayers lie in finding her real father and have him take her in. Julia has doubts about whether Samuel sired Katie encouraged by Edward the serpent. Will he destroy the love between this couple or will the belief in God shared by Julia and Samuel offer solace as they struggle to make a home for the child while other tests of their faith occur?.................................... KATIE¿S DREAM is a terrific Christian Depression Era family drama starring a deep cast that brings the disheartened period to life when the government sat idly waiting for the recovery around the corner while a belief in God provided solace for many. The fully developed cast shows the impact of the Great Depression on rural America. Especially intriguing is the difference between Samuel and Edward who share the same dismal childhood with the former turning to God and the latter to crime. Leisha Kelly furbishes a powerful historical that will send readers seeking her previous tales (see JULIA¿S HOPE AND EMMA¿S GIFT).................................... . Harriet Klausner
TMS-Avid_Reader_Am_I_0828 More than 1 year ago
The hauntingly beautiful story of historical fiction had me engrossed right from the beginning. I didn't actually realise that this was a 3 book in the series. So it could in theory - stand on it's own. It wasn't overly preachy and was easy to follow along. I look forward to reading more books from Leisha Kelly. The story opens up in the Depression Era during a time when families are being broken up and farmed out to relatives has become a new "normal" reality. In this story we find an example of one family coming together in strength in each other, and God, when little Katie's is dropped off at the door by her "uncle". We are thrown into the turbulent and violent relationships of Samuel and Edward over the fathering of Katie. Even is spite the rumours, the fighting and other hardships of the times; the truth is found in the end down long and winding road of human emotions. Katie? Well ... Katie gets her dream in the end and beyond that you will have to read this wonderful story for yourself. I give this book a 4.75 stars out of 5 and Highly recommended this book to others. I actually own this book but I'm giving my honest opinion without compensation from the author, the publishing house of Revell or any other members associated in the making of this book.