Item description for Katie's Dream (The Wortham Family Series #3) by Leisha Kelly...
Overview Samuel and Julia Wortham's household is thrown into turmoil when Samuel's ex-con brother Edward shows up on their doorstep with a young girl he claims is Samuel's daughter. This page-turner will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very end.
Publishers Description Praise for Julia's Hope: "Thewriting is beautifully desriptive without being overdone. Overall, Kelly's smooth voice and well-crafted writing keep the pages turning."--Publishers Weekly Praise for Emma's Gift "Kelly's second novel features a gritty, authentic realism as well as a haunting, beautiful mood that enables readers to feel the characters' pain and rejoice when they overcome life's heartaches."--Library Journal The Fourth of July delivers more than just the local display of fireworks for Samuel and Julia Wortham. They return from the festivities in Dearing, Illinois, to find Samuel's borther Edward, out of prison and on their doorstep. Surprise turns to shock and confusion as Edward introduces a young girl named Katie and declares that Samuel is her father. Samuel maintains his innocence and cannot understand why his brother would make up such a story, Julia struggles to believe Samuel's declarations of faithfulness, and Edward delights in antagonizing his brother. Katie just dreams of finding a home. This page-turner will keep Kelly fans and new readers alike on the edge ot their seats until the very end.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.53" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.84" Weight: 0.88 lbs.
Release Date Apr 5, 2012
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
Series Wortham Family
ISBN 0800759109 ISBN13 9780800759100
Availability 0 units.
More About Leisha Kelly
Prior to her untimely death in 2011, Leisha Kelly was the author of several bestselling historical fiction books, including "Julia's Hope," "Emma's Gift," and "Katie's Dream." She served many years on her local library board and was active in the ministries of her church.
Leisha Kelly currently resides in Clayton, in the state of Illinois.
Reviews - What do customers think about Katie's Dream (The Wortham Family Series #3)?
Don't want to stop reading this series. Apr 5, 2005
All three of Kelly's books in this series are quality Christian (historial) fiction. In other words not your typical fluff. The Wortham family and their struggles becomes so endearing to the reader. These books certainly challenge me to greater faith in difficult times. I am eagerly looking forward to the fourth book.
Katie's Dream Jan 25, 2005
I have read all three of Leisha Kelly's books starting with Julia's Hope, Emma's Gift and now Katie's Dream. I feel to get the whole story you need all three. I Can't wait till the next book comes out. I love the way she uses Scripture thru out the books and being raised in the country can relate to alot of the things in the books. Please hurry and write another one. God Bless, Songbird
The best yet!! Jan 1, 2005
I so enjoyed this book about the continuing struggles of the Wortham family. It was the most heart warming story I have read, yet. I love the generosity and love of the the characters. Along with the inner struggles to be the kind of person Jesus taught, we should be. It gives hope that people can really love their neighbor as themselves and that during hard times as well as joyous times they can truely live together, helping one another. I am very anxious to read the next book about the Worthams and their extended family.
Katie's Dream is Leisha Kelly's Best So Far Nov 13, 2004
Katie's Dream is the most riveting of the three current Leisha Kelly books in this series. It drew you in quickly and was suspenseful. Julia's quick attachment to Katie was refreshing and heartwarming. You will also get to know Rorey and Frankie Hammond better in this book which should set the stage for the fourth book due out in May 2005, "Rorey's Secret".
terrific Christian Depression Era family drama Nov 2, 2004
In 1932 in Dearing, Illinois Samuel and Julia Wortham raise two children on a farm bequeathed to them by their dear friend Emma Graham. The pious Worthams also try to help their widower neighbor George Hammond with his large brood of children.
Following a Fourth of July celebration, Sam's brother Edward awaits them with a little girl inside his car. Edward insists little Katie is Samuel's daughter; Samuel knows that this cannot be true as he insists he has been faithful to his wife. The child looks like him and Edward had been in prison during the conception of the little girl. Katie desperately seeks affiliation with a family having been rejected by her mother. Her prayers lie in finding her real father and have him take her in. Julia has doubts about whether Samuel sired Katie encouraged by Edward the serpent. Will he destroy the love between this couple or will the belief in God shared by Julia and Samuel offer solace as they struggle to make a home for the child while other tests of their faith occur?
KATIE'S DREAM is a terrific Christian Depression Era family drama starring a deep cast that brings the disheartened period to life when the government sat idly waiting for the recovery around the corner while a belief in God provided solace for many. The fully developed cast shows the impact of the Great Depression on rural America. Especially intriguing is the difference between Samuel and Edward who share the same dismal childhood with the former turning to God and the latter to crime. Leisha Kelly furbishes a powerful historical that will send readers seeking her previous tales (see JULIA'S HOPE AND EMMA'S GIFT).