It’s ‘Little House on the Prairie’ plus. Jackie K. Cooper
Every life has crises. What we do with those becomes our legacy.
Weaving a rich tale of faith and family, the Grandma, Mom, and Me saga begins with Louise, a story of unbearable loss, unconditional love, and immeasurable endurance.
Louise Rafferty is born to a sharecropper in Southern Illinois. She is barely a year old when her mother dies of a terminal illness and her childhood innocence is stolen overnight. Her father remarries and moves the family to a farm in Northeast Arkansas, but along the way, her stepmother meets an unfortunate end, leaving Louise and her sister to care for the family.
Less than a decade after her mother’s death, Louise finds herself thrust into the role of cook and housekeeper and grows up wondering if her life will ever be more than domestic hardship.
Life begins anew when she marries Dutch. After having seven children together, and building a mildly successful farm, Louise finally believes she has found true happiness. Until tragedy strikes once more.
Will she be able to keep the farm?
How will she make ends meet for herself and her children?
About the Author
Next in the series is "Elaina," due out in summer 2019, followed by "Beth," due out in the summer of 2020. She is also the author of Ramblings From the Shower
Integrity, Faith, and Other Simple Yet Slippery Issues.
Faye struggled under the weight of many layers of a past that kept her hidden and helpless. All that has changed.
She is the founder of Build A Better Legacy, dedicated to helping those held captive by past family trauma or choices to grow past surviving to thriving.
Faye and her husband, Jack, live in a beautiful valley in the Smoky Mountains.
Connect at: FayeBryant.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Louise by Faye Bryant is a wonderful story warmly crafted with characters who come to life. Hardships, triumphs and wrenching pain. Merely a young child Louise's daily chores, like the long process of preparing dinner and having it ready for her family, reveal so many things that we take for granted. When her Dad gets a new wife just as she starts to feel some relief of chores and joys of childhood anew heartache comes again but even in the worst of times strength, family and faith shine in this beautiful story. I'm thankful this book is the first in a trilogy as it left me looking forward to reading more.