1891--Living separately for three years, fourteen-year-old twins, Katherine and Tommy Arthur, have done their best to make each boarding house feel like home. But unrest grows as they are driven to questionable actions just to survive. Meanwhile their desperate mother is confronted with breaking yet another promise to her children. Then a miracle descends. Hope rises on a cold, rainy night and changes everything. If Jeanie could just get word to Katherine and Tommy she knows she can set their lives right again. Agitators, angels, and dangerous "saviors" bring to light the Arthur's unmatched determination and smarts. 1905--Those she tries to forget, those awful years that hurt so much, the memories still haunt Katherine Arthur. Now, tearful mourners at her mother's funeral force her to revisit a time in her life that both harmed and saved her in the most unexpected ways. Tommy grieves his mother's passing as well. He too is thrust backward, compelled to rediscover the events in his life that shaped the man he has become. Will he commit to reconstructing his broken life? The Arthurs come to understand that forgiveness is the only way back to hope, the only way to find all that was good in the misfortune that transformed their lives forever"--Page 4 of cover.
Letter series ; bk. 2
Frontier and pioneer life -- Dakota Territory -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Iowa -- Des Moines -- Fiction.