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 resolves to take care of herself and her children.
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 along the way she must face the loss of another family member. Somehow she must find a way to make a living, restore her family, and fend off some overeager suitors.
Book one in the At Home in Beldon Grove series, The Edge of Light will captivate you with the true-to-life emotions of one woman's struggle to survive.
"A stirring story of hope and deliverance that touches the heart."--Tina Ann Forkner, author of Ruby Among Us
"Shorey's captivating debut novel is a must-read. With her marvelous gift for words and superior storytelling, readers will be hooked from the first page to the last."--Bonnie Leon, author of Sydney Cove series
"A page-turning story about a young mother's determination to keep her family together against all odds."--Leslie Gould, award-winning author of Beyond the Blue and Scrap Everything
Ann Shorey has published selections in the Cup of Comfort series and in Chicken Soup for the Grandma's Soul. Shorey lives with her husband in Oregon. This is her first novel.