Wings of a Dream
This impressive debut novel is an inspiring and descriptive story with a heroine who manages to captivate from the start. Rebekah takes a short trip to Texas to help her ailing aunt, where immediately she is thrust into the lives of four young lovable children as the Spanish flu epidemic takes a hold of the small community. She cares for the children and becomes instantly devoted to them as she is their sole caretaker while their father, Frank, is away during World War I. We experience Rebekah’s fears and dreams in the first person, making the story more endearing and powerful as death and faith intertwine.
Rebekah enjoys her life with the children for the time being but has always told herself there were more options for her. She clings to the dream of the unknown, and shuns the everyday life she is unknowingly carved out for. When Frank finally comes home to claim his spot as head of household, Rebekah has to choose which path is best for her. Could it be impetuous Arthur, or the kindly sheriff, who always knows when Rebekah needs a helping hand, or should she just go on back home to Mama? Highly recommended.