Angel Sister is a touching novel written by the ever talented Ann H. Gabhart. It takes place in Rosey Corner, Kentucky during the Greta Depression. Following the Merritt family torn apart by alcoholism and family drama. Gabhart is a master at exploring the deep emotions of her characters. She draws you in and tugs at your heart making you stay up ALL night to finish!
It is 1936 and Kate Merritt, the middle child of Victor and Nadine, works hard to keep her family together. Her father slowly slips into alcoholism and his business suffers during the Great Depression. As her mother tries to come to grips with their situation and her sisters seem to remain blissfully oblivious to any problems, it is Kate who must shoulder the emotional load. Who could imagine that a dirty, abandoned little girl named Lorena Birdsong would be just what the Merritts need?
This richly textured novel reveals the power of true love, the freedom of forgiveness, and the strength to persevere through troubled times. Multidimensional characters face real and trenchant problems while maintaining their family bonds, all against the backdrop of a sultry Kentucky summer.
I really enjoyed this historical fiction. Gabhart’s description of the town in the midst of the Great Depression makes today’s financial woes pale in comparison. The authors sense of setting is almost a third character in this drama. So compelling.
My favorite character is Miss Katie. Ahh the trails and tribulations of the middle child. I love her spunk, her tenacity and her compassion. She’s so fun to read. Gabhart has hit another home run. Order your copy today!!
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