In Sustaining Faith, a white lie the sisters used to protect some orphans has resulted in an official complaint and a letter revoking the sisters’ permission to manage their little children’s home.
About Sustaining Faith
A white lie the sisters used to protect some orphans has resulted in an official complaint and a letter revoking the sisters’ permission to manage their little children’s home. And unexpectedly, Walter, the young man who has won Lillian’s heart, departs for a job in the oil industry without leaving any hope for their future, making her confused and lonely.
With more children on their way from England needing caring homes, Lillian and Grace must use every ounce of gumption to keep their mission alive. But when startling information about the past surfaces and a new arrival comes via suspicious circumstances, they’ll have to decide what is worth fighting for and what is better left in God’s hands.
Sustaining Faith is a novel that touched my heart – from the young orphans whose lives were completely upturned at such a difficult time in our history, to the people who tried to do everything they could to protect them and to ensure that they felt the love and family that they deserved.
Two sisters, each with their own past and ties to the orphanage, run a small children’s home where the children come to on their way to their forever homes. Lillian and Grace show the children love and hope at such a difficult time in their lives and they are also there to protect them from those who will abuse them. It is this protective nature of theirs, that ends up potentially getting them in trouble. Further complicating matters, is the suspicious arrival of a young child and how they should handle this matter.
This is a touching novel as the characters have to make important decisions based on their personal beliefs and their own faith in God. My heart broke learning about the young children that were sent overseas from England and the struggles they faced and the adults who were not always kind to them (there is not enough time spent in school learning about this part of history). It was nice to read about some glimmers of hope and love at such a darker period of history while encouraging you to learn more. Sustaining Faith is a lovely read from start to finish.
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About the Author
Janette Oke is celebrated for her significant contribution to the Christian book industry. Her novels have sold more than 30 million copies, and she is the recipient of the ECPA President’s Award, the CBA Life Impact Award, the Gold Medallion, and the Christy Award. Janette and her husband, Edward, live in Alberta, Canada.
Laurel Oke Logan, daughter of Edward and Janette Oke, is the author of several books, including Janette Oke: A Heart for the Prairie, Dana’s Valley, and the Return to the Canadian West series, cowritten with her mom. Laurel has six children and seven grandchildren and lives in Illinois.