How do you seek to redeem yourself when you don’t know what you did wrong?
When Kenneth asked Clella to marry him, she agreed, believing their love would never die. But time and people change. Six children, the Great Depression and two decades later, Clella feels desperate. The man she though would always be by her side is miles awy while she tries to remain faithful and pick up the pieces in another town. When a chance meeting changes everything, Clella’s faith and beliefs are tested.
Follow Clella through her true story about love, loss, betrayal, and the courage to love again.
|Publisher:||A-Argus Better Book Publishers|
|File size:||3 MB|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Oh, the emotions that I felt while I read Pathways of the Heart! I truly imagined how it would feel to live during the Great Depression, especially since I heard about those times from both my parents. Survival was number one for Clella (the mom) while having six children and living without running water (something we take for granted), no electricity, using an outhouse, making her children's clothes from material in clothes not worn any longer, often not having any food available, lack of transportation and so much more. I pictured Clella being pregnant and having to haul water in buckets a few times a day for many years! It was amazing, to say the least! The love story of Clella and Kenneth was sweet and they were so happy for awhile. It is heartbreaking to know this story is true and how she was betrayed by him. She loved Kenneth dearly. Through all the letdowns and Kenneth leaving her to find work in another state, she still took excellent care of her children even though she was hurt so badly. She did the best she could with what she had. This memoir is an excellent and easy read, one to never forget.
Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite Pathways of the Heart by Diane Yates is a purpose-driven story, a gripping tale that follows a woman’s bravery through a difficult marriage to raise her six children alone through the years of the Depression. It is an inspiring story of love, betrayal, and courage. When Clella accepted to marry Kenneth, she believed it would be a happily-ever-after experience for them, but after traversing the period of the Great Depression, she becomes restless. Her husband is far away and she is left alone to raise their six children. But things suddenly change with an unplanned encounter. Can Clella risk everything to love a second time? Diane Yates’ memoir tells the true and inspiring story of her mother, unveiling powerful spiritual lessons for readers, and the subtleties of the human heart. I enjoyed the biblical references she offers at the start of each chapter. The narrative is so well done that readers will find it very delightful reading from chapter to chapter. The short chapters are ideal for this book and they are well-crafted to literally push the reader forward into the story. I loved the enticing prose, crisp and well-done; the dialogues are well-written and focused, crafted to read so naturally. The author handles the conflict brilliantly, and even though this is a memoir, it reads like a well-crafted fictional narrative. This is a story that is filled with many insightful passages, loaded with lessons on love, faith, and sacrifice. Pathways of the Heart is the kind of book that completely engages readers and compels them to sympathize with the protagonist. I loved every bit of it.
I have the utmost respect for both the author, Diane Yates, and her mother, Clella. Throughout the reading of Pathways of the Heart, I kept putting myself in her shoes: the living without electricity, running water, even a bathroom; not being loved or appreciated; being abandoned and neglected; having to raise six children on her own. What determination, faith and strength she had to have to survive for both herself and her children. Diane has done a remarkable job of putting into words her mother’s life; one we should learn from. Much praise! Must read! — CJ Loiacono