To Laugh Once More is a Victorian Inspirational Romance set in Florida and Georgia in 1895.The War may be over, but the battles still rage.A dissatisfied wife. A misunderstood husband. Three tragedies will alter their path forever. Will their choices tear them apart, or will they allow them To Laugh Once More?Three years after her marriage to Hamilton, former debutante Lydia Barrington Scarbrough is dissatisfied with life. She has yet to have children, and she spends most of her days sitting in a circle of women chatting about homemaking. She thought life would be more than what it's turned out to be. Hamilton travels on business and never takes her with him. What's a lonely wife to do when she has no children to raise? She longs for adventure and romance, and really, she longs for the fulfillment of her purpose in life. A purpose beyond being a wife and raising children.Lydia faces a series of hardships that stretch her faith beyond capacity. Leaving her childhood home in Florida for Georgia proves to be more difficult than she ever imagined, and her marriage may not survive the trials. Lydia's own personal battles drive a wedge between them. What will it take to make Hamilton attempt to save their marriage and draw Lydia back to him?As Lydia strives to etch out a place for herself in a new world full of unfamiliar prejudice and attempts to overcome her private battles, she must help Hamilton understand her deepest longings and learn the true meaning of joy. Will she surrender her will in order to find her purpose? Will her future hold a happier marriage, motherhood, and a calling greater than she could ever have imagined?
About the Author
Sherri Wilson Johnson is an Inspirational Romance novelist, a speaker, and a former homeschooling mom who'd rather have laugh lines under her eyes than worry lines across her forehead. She lives in Georgia with her husband, her two children and her Chihuahua, Posey. Her favorite thing to do when she's not with her family is to curl up with a good book or work on her current work-in-progress. She loves to dream of visiting romantic places and is passionate about the Lord, motherhood, homeschooling, and writing. Sherri is the author of To Dance Once More, Song of the Meadowlark, and To Laugh Once More. She is a columnist with Habits for a Happy Home and Choose NOW Ministries.
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To Laugh Once More based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I really liked this post Civil War era story. I loved reading about Lydia and the struggles she had to go through. She was such a strong and admirable woman for her time. I thought Sherri Wilson Johnson did a wonderful job transporting the reader back in time and I felt like the characters so believable that I thought I knew them personally. A great read and I look forward to more by this author. 5 plus stars.
Do you remember the book To Dance Once More? This sweet story is a sequel to that. We take up the life of Lydia Barrington Scarbrough and her husband Hamilton once more. Lydia wants to be a good wife to Hamilton, but her desire to be a socialite queen, a woman of worth, a teacher, and a mother are outstripping that desire. She butts heads with her husband over moving from Florida to Atlanta--but there really isn't a choice. His source of income evaporates in Florida, and he's been offered a lucrative position in Atlanta. She wants people to let her fit into society there, but she is shunned over and over. He wants of fit in He loses his job in Atlanta when he refuses to have a liaison with the boss's niece, so they move to Marietta. At first they are accepted and invited everywhere, but when Lydia makes friends with a black woman, that all changes. Will their marriage survive the notoriety?