In this debut novel by Linda Brooks Davis, 1905 Indian Territory is preparing for Oklahoma statehood. The battle for woman’s suffrage in the state constitution is raging. Feisty, outspoken Ella McFarland steps onto the stage with a dream. But she finds her assumptions, aspirations, and allegiances challenged by the tumult surrounding her. What will it take for Ella to hear–and heed–God’s call?
2014 Jerry Jenkins Operation First Novel Award.
2016 American Christian Fiction Writers
In this novella by Linda Brooks Davis, Ella and Andrew Evans make their home in a cottage on the banks of Rock Creek. Three years into their marriage their life has changed. What could have prepared them for the challenges thus far? Or those ahead? It’s Christmas, 1908, and Ella’s life is about to be transformed. Again.
A girl on the cusp of womanhood; a woman at the nadir of life. One, stet as her starched collar; the other, bent as a shepherd’s crook. Joined by blood separated by circumstance, mother and daughter reunite.
What will Lily and Ma find in the old shack where their sweat and tears once mingled? It’s Christmas 1910, and Lily’s in for a Yuletide surprise she hasn’t reckoned on.