I have finished reading Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner.
Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades...beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden--one that will test her convictions and her heart.
1940s, England. As Hitler wages an unprecedented war against London’s civilian population, hundreds of thousands of children are evacuated to foster homes in the rural countryside. But even as fifteen-year-old Emmy Downtree and her much younger sister Julia find refuge in a charming Cotswold cottage, Emmy’s burning ambition to return to the city and apprentice with a fashion designer pits her against Julia’s profound need for her sister’s presence. Acting at cross purposes just as the Luftwaffe rains down its terrible destruction, the sisters are cruelly separated, and their lives are transformed…
What a good book! This is the fourth book by Susan I have read this year already. I am on a waiting list at the library for her latest book. Reading has been competing with my stitching.
I had the MRI done. I now wait to see the spine orthopedic surgeon on Monday. I am hoping for answers and NOT surgery. I have learned over these last weeks that the pain and pressure are unbearable if I go off of the muscle relaxers. Since I have the go-ahead to stitch again, I am!
“In His unbounded love, God became what we are that He might make us what He is.” —St. Irenaeus
Stitching and praying,