Home for My Heart, A
By Anne Mateer
Heartwarming Historical Fiction Set at the Turn of the CenturySadie Sillsby works as the assistant to the matron at the Raystown Home for Orphan and Friendless Children and dreams of the day she'll marry her beau, Blaine. But when the matron surprises everyone by announcing her own engagement, Sadie is suddenly next in line for the job. For a young woman who was once an orphan herself, a shot at such an esteemed position is a wish come true.But the matron of the Home cannot be married. Is Sadie willing to give up her dreams of a life with Blaine and a family of her own? Is she prepared to forgo daily involvement with the children as she instead manages the financial, legal, and logistical aspects of the orphanage? And when it's revealed that the Home is spending a lot more money than it's taking in, can Sadie turn things around before the place is forced to close forever?
Why the author wrote this book:
I started out knowing I wanted to write a story set in my husband's hometown, a small town in central Pennsylvania. When I began researching to find a story I wanted to tell, I discovered the history of the Huntingdon Home for Orphan and Friendless Children and fell in love with it.