“These two women bore many children in difficult circumstances but never complained. They turned to God in times of joy and times of despair. A picturesque depiction of life at the turn of the century.”
“Loved this book! Pre-teens, and young adults specially should read this book. Senior could definitely relate!”
“The basis of this story—2 women from 2 generations in 2 different countries—provides a great backdrop for a very interesting story line. Add the fact that it is a true story and very well written, and you have a very entertaining read which will make you feel like you are part of the family.”
Odile Jalbert has faced various tests and trials in her life. At fifteen, her father arranged for her to be married. But then a tragedy has hit her family. Odile finds herself and her family in a new country, learning a new language and starting a new life, but she clings to her bond of faith with God.
Alice, Odile’s eldest daughter, faces the struggle of fitting in a new environment and learning new culture. As she built her own family with the love of her life, she encounters sufferings and unbelievable losses.
Mother and daughter, two women from different generations, survive by keeping their faith and learn unconditional love along the way.
Life strikes sudden blows, and we don’t think we are strong enough to handle them until we walk through it and become stronger, more compassionate people in the process.
Would he decide to return to Canada and ask forgiveness and then remain there with his family? Would she lose him just as she was becoming rather fond of him? She prayed for peace and that she would accept whatever God had in mind for her even if it meant her heart would be broken.
Octave felt the sled rise as he slid down the left side and let go of the reins. His body slammed into the snow-covered ground as the load of wood shifted, causing the sled to tip over and land on Octave’s legs, pinning him in place . . . He pulled the wool blanket over him and yelled for help. He knew it was fruitless but he felt better doing. It. No one else would be foolish enough to be outside in this storm.