Sadie Wagner has always been devoted to her family. So when her stepfather is injured and can’t work, she decides to leave home and accept a position as a clerk at the mercantile in Goldtree, Kansas. Goldtree also offers the opportunity to use her God-given singing talent–though the promised opera house is far different from what she imagined. With her family needing every cent she can provide, Sadie will do anything to keep her job.
Thad McKane comes to Goldtree at the request of the town council. The town has been plagued by bootlegging operations, and Thad believes he can find the culprit. After he earns enough money doing sheriff work, he wants to use it to pay for his training to become a minister.
Thad is immediately attracted to the beautiful singer who performs in Asa Baxter’s unusual opera house, but when he hears her practicing bawdy tunes, he begins to wonder if she’s far less innocent than she seems. And when Sadie appears to be part of the very crimes he’s come to investigate, is there any hope the love blossoming between them will survive?
In case you’d like an update. Everyone around here (except me) has been healthy it seems. AppleBlossom spiked a 102* on Sunday and has been up and down since then. Today she’s extremely congested with a runny nose. The Enginerd says he’s not doing so well right now either. OrangeBlossom is just fine as far as I can tell. AppleBlossom keeps telling us her throat is so “wet” and “red” and “burning” so I’m trying to keep an eye on that. I’m still sick, haven’t gotten better yet. The second round of antibiotics ended and I felt better but still had the mucus stuff. They decided to add on another half round or five days. That ended yesterday and yesterday my throat was on fire so I went in again. This time I have another antibiotic and steroids because apparently my sinus infection is definitely still present and my throat. . .
Missus Ursula, the Sunday school teacher, takes her Sunday school class on a nature walk to appreciate God’s bright and beautiful creation. Includes a sheet of colorful stickers!
At last comes the novel readers have been waiting for… Book 1 in the long awaited Daughters of the Potomac Series by author Rita Gerlach. Readers will grow attached to heroine Eliza Morgan, as she faces the hardships of colonial life when she leaves behind all she has in order to follow her heart and the man she loves into the Maryland wilderness. What is the one thing that you want to leave readers of Before the Scarlet Dawn pondering over? That the words to that beautiful song by Rogers and Hammerstein, ‘You’ll never walk alone’ are so true. Take one day at a time, and have faith that God is directing your path, that He will work in the lives of others to help you through the darkest hours. Also to forgive those that have hurt you, and to seek the forgiveness of those you have hurt. Please. . .