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World War I is in full swing, and Abigail Hudson is doing her best to keep the home fires burning while her husband, Jacob, fights for king and country. She tries to balance family life along with running The General Store in their village of Abbington Pickets.

Abigail, expecting their first child, is adjusting well to her new role until something unforeseen happens. With one family crisis after another, Abigail struggles to have the same faith in God that her husband has. Jacob always believes God will take care of everything, no matter what. 

Writing to Jacob brings comfort to Abigail. His letters always lift her spirits. Even when Dr. Parker comes to the village, with his arrogant attitude and flirting ways that rub her the wrong way, Abigail writes to Jacob about it. As always, he has an answer for her troubles. Then, his letters stop. What happened? Is he missing? Captured? Or worse? 

Will Abigail be able to continue life without Jacob and be able to handle the financial burden that is bestowed upon her during a war that appears will never end? Will Abigail lean on God and have the faith Jacob has shown her? Read more about the struggles of prairie life in Saskatchewan, Canada, amidst World War I.

©2019 Corinne Hewitt (P)2020 Corinne Hewitt

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