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The Edge of Light

By Ann Shorey

Description:

It is the summer of 1838 in St. Lawrenceville, Missouri, and Molly McGarvie’s life is about to change forever. When her beloved Samuel succumbs to cholera, Molly is heartbroken but determined to take care of herself and her children. But when Samuel’s unscrupulous brother takes over the family business and leaves Molly to fend for herself, she knows she must head out on her own. It is a dangerous journey and Molly has to leave her old life behind. Somehow she must find a way to make a living, keep her family together, and fend off some over-eager suitors.

Book Takeaway:

God is at work in our lives even when we doubt his presence.

Awards:

Year Title Description
2005 Colorado Gold Writing Contest Finalist, General Fiction Category

Why the author wrote this book:

To give a voice to the lives of women in the 1830's. The story was inspired by the life of one of my female ancestors. Most of the events in the first chapter really happened to her.

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