A Home in Drayton Valley by Kim Vogel Sawyer

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By Kim Vogel Sawyer

A Compelling Pioneer tale From Bestselling writer Kim Vogel SawyerFed up with the bad caliber of existence in 1880 manhattan, Tarsie Raines encourages her pals Joss and Mary Brubacher to maneuver with their young ones to Drayton Valley, Kansas, a booming city hailed within the guidebook because the land of chance. She bargains to assist with charges and to take care of Mary and the kids as they trip west by means of wagon teach. but if tragedy moves at the journey around the prairie, Tarsie is thrown into an association with Joss that leaves either one of them wondering God and their goals for the longer term. As their cash dwindle and not anything is going as deliberate, will Tarsie and Joss hand over and cross their separate methods, or will God use their time in Drayton Valley to show their hearts towards him?

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Please, Mama, don’t fall down drunk on the floor. Please, Mama, don’t pass out at the breakfast table. ” Delia flinched as though she had been struck. Cissy glared at Delia’s pink face. “I hate you,” she said. ” She turned away to hide the tears she couldn’t keep back any longer. Delia forced herself to look at her daughter. The shape of Cissy’s profile seemed to alter as she watched. “You don’t even believe in the devil,” she said softly. “Oh yes I do,” Cissy sobbed. “I believe in the devil. ” Delia felt the bones in her neck turning to concrete.

Delia’s eyes glittered like the rocks near the ocean. “It will be like I always wanted it to be. You and me, Amanda and Dede, all of us together. ” Cissy hugged Randall’s photograph tighter and looked at Rosemary like a cornered animal. “Your sisters,” Delia said fiercely. “Your sisters are going to be amazed how much you look like them. ” A tear glistened at the edge of her left eye, hovered briefly, and slipped down her cheek. Cissy kept her focus on that wet streak. Her sisters. Amanda and Dede.

You don’t know that. I got people there. ” Delia rose suddenly, nearly overturning the hassock. “And they’re my girls. I’m their mother. That don’t go away. They’ll be mad at me, yeah. But I can handle that. ” Rosemary looked toward the back of the house. “Listen to her. She’s just lost her daddy, and you know how she is about Randall. Child thinks everything that happened is her fault, that he never done nothing wrong in his life. Take some time, Delia. ” “I am thinking about Cissy. ” Delia’s shoulders were shaking.

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