Rosemary for Remembranceby Mary Netreba
Though they're surrounded by the majestic mountains of Blue Knob, Pennsylvania, life in 1908 is tough for Rachel, Maggie, and Jennie. They've got a drunken, abusive father, little food, and an ill mother who can do nothing to care for them. Little did they know that one snowstorm would change their lives forever. Every day Rachel must cross a large field belonging to her neighbors, the Baileys, to go to work as a domestic for the very rich and unpleasant widow, Mrs. Nettle, to provide food for her sisters. One day, as she crosses the field to return home, she becomes lost in a terrible blizzard. As she shivers, huddled in the snow, near death, Jonathan Bailey heroically saves her, earning her friendship and affection. Mary Netreba's wistful and romantic novel, Rosemary for Remembrance, tells an incredible rags-to-riches story of a young girl's journey from fear and poverty to safety and love. Jonathan and the Baileys reach out to Rachel and her sisters, saving them from the cruel treatment of their father and giving them a brand-new life. But when the United States becomes involved in World War I, Jonathan is drafted and sent to France. Will he ever return to Rachel, his love, and Maggie and Jennie, his practically adopted sisters? Will Rachel's faith be strong enough to believe God will deliver her through the war and bring Jonathan home? Find out in Mary Netreba's Rosemary for Remembrance.
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You feel like you are right with the characters.. this book proves God's love is always with you and to have hope. Delightful read and hard to put down. i could just smell the roses and herbs.....
Once I began reading this book, I couldn't put it down! So many twists and turns in the lives of the characters. A shining example of God's love, mercy and grace in our lives.
I absolutely loved this book! From beginning to end it held my interest to the point where I had difficulty putting it down. It was a wonderful reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I think it would appeal to readers of all ages. I enjoyed it as a senior citizen, but I think it would be an excellent read for a teenager.
Mary Netreba's novel Rosemary for Remembrance is wonderful roller coaster of emotion. Once I started reading, I couldn't stop turning the pages. Delightful, wonderful characters, and many surprises, twists and turns. Can't wait to read her next novel! Would recommend for bookclubs.
Rosemary, the herb that represents remembrance, is an appropriate title of this novel by Mary Netreba. The story of a young girl who grows up with an abusive father and ill mother moves through one life changing experience after another. Even after adulthood with her husband in the trenches of World War I, disaster seems to fall all around her. How she dealt with these situations and their outcome is an inspiration to the reader. Be with her as she grows up and of her husband being lost in action to the final tearful conclusion. It is a must read for those who experience tragedies in their life. Richard Nance, author of The Hidden World Chronicles.