Caroline Louise was named after her two grandmothers and was given the nickname “Carrie” from her brother Henry. She has endured great losses in her life and tries to find ways to carry on. She left her home shortly after her brother was married and had gained two children from the marriage. When she learns that her brother’s wife needs her she agrees to go back to the home she used to share with her brother and take care of her and her sons while her brother is away earning money for their family. It’s not something she wants to do but she sees it as a family duty that there is no way around.
I liked Carrie’s strength to be able to carry on in spite of many difficulties in her life. When she headed the Hickory Ridge Ladies’ Book Society I felt like that was her contribution to trying to make the world a better place for the women in her town. It really seemed like she was following the Lord in her life during this story, which I never tire of reading about. I also liked Deborah and Carrie’s relationship when Deborah had decided to confide in Carrie about why she has a non-functioning arm and an injured leg and I noticed that Carried looked at her differently once she found out how that happened.
Beauty for Ashes a beautiful story about how someone’s life can be turned around from ashes to beauty. I recommend it to everybody that likes to read novels because each one of us is either going through difficulties in life, have gone through difficulties in life, or will be going through difficulties in life in the future.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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