It's been more than a year since she lost her family - a tragedy that has left Grace Whitaker a shadow of her former self. Unable to move on surrounded by so many memories, she makes the desperate decision to return to her childhood home in Port Dover, Ontario, Canada. There she hopes to salvage the broken pieces of her life - but what she finds is the promise of peace and healing in an unlikely place.
Copper Creek Farm is part of a Canadian historical museum, offering glimpses into 19th-century pioneer life. Yet the farm offers much more than that - it is a place of second chances. For Grace, the opportunity to work the land alongside the loving Whelan family is the first step toward healing. But she isn't the only broken soul seeking hope on the farm. Grace is joined by a young man in trouble with the law, as well as the Whelans' son and grandchildren, who are struggling through their own heartbreak. Together, these survivors discover the strength that can be found in friendship. But when faced with the uncertainty of the future, will they have the courage to move beyond the past to forge new lives for themselves?
This story is so gentle and honestly, slow moving. It reminds me of a small creek in the mountains- trickling and meandering it's way down. There is nothing heart pounding or intense about it. It follows one woman and her journey from broken and barely living to healing and light again. This is not a romance. It's more what I would call LDS women's fiction.
Grace has suffered so much heartbreak- honestly, I can't even imagine a scenario such as hers. Grief and devastation have been her constant companion for eighteen months and now she is taking a huge step outward by moving across the country to try something new- some different that will hopefully help piece back together her broken parts. Grace is strong and has so much courage. She is a fantastic character. Her loss has given her a level of empathy and kindness that cannot be replicated any other way.
The farm setting was serene and the perfect place for Grace. Hard work and being surrounded by good people gave way to healing for Grace. The pacing is slow and sometimes I found the very detailed explanations of planting or yarn making to be too lengthy for my taste. This wasn't a book that sucked me in from the beginning and held me tight, but it was soothing and calming. Grace's journey is a very satisfying one involving healing and hope.
Content: LDS fiction- some religious elements
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