Genres: Historical, Romance
Read in: Aug 30 to Aug 31
Source: Personal Collection
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After both her parents die and Amy is left destitute, she has no choice but to sell everything and seek out her next of kin, her cousin Kathryn, only to find that she'll soon be gone, too. With Kathryn dying, Amy is unexpectedly thrown into the position of mother and homemaker. and she can't comprehend how a loving God could allow a young mother to die when her babies need her so much. Knowing what her father was like, Amy refuses to trust any man; so she doesn't understand when Kathryn's husbands returns and wants to be a part of his children's lives. When Micah Walsh returns home to find he has a new baby, a daughter who doesn't remember him, and a wife who ha passed away, the thought of going right out to the woods looks better and better. But he might just stay to figure out who this woman is who has taken Kathryn's place. Does God have a plan for Micah and Amy, whose lives seem to be spinning out of control? - via GoodReads
Amy Rogers is destitute after paying off her negligent father’s gambling debts. Amy’s father was barely around while he was alive and she’d rather not remember the times that he was home. Almost penniless and alone, Amy seeks out her cousin, hoping Kathryn will have the heart and space to take her in. Amy arrives to find herself in another nightmare. Kathryn is in labor and her husband has been gone for five months.
Micah Walsh has finally returned home after a long winter trapping. While he lost precious time with his family, he’ll now have enough money to put food on the table and maybe a little extra for indulgences. The home and family that Micah left is not what he comes home to. There is a stranger in his home and she tells him Kathryn is gone and he is now the sole parent of two very young daughters. Micah can’t see how God would take his wife away or how he is supposed to get through this struggle. Could it be that Amy was brought to them for a reason?
Spinning Out of Control is a perfect inspirational read for a Sunday afternoon. McDonough does a wonderful job portraying struggles fro the time period. Her characters are strong and even in the shortness of the book, you become fond of them. This is a great short inspirational. Pick it up if you need a daily dose.