About the book:
When the flush of victory fades, there remains a winding road to an uncertain future.
World War II is finally over and the people of Rosey Corner are joyfully welcoming the boys home. The Merritt sisters in particular are looking toward the future. Kate is eager to start a family and live out her dream of happily ever after with Jay. Evangeline craves a beautiful house and encourages Mike to pastor a big-town church. Victoria wants what can never be. And Lorena is growing up and wondering more and more about her birth family.
Each sister must learn to hold her plans with a loose hand, trusting that God will guide and strengthen them as they share the joys and sorrows of life in their little corner of the world.
Award-winning and bestselling author Ann Gabhart invites you back to Rosey Corner for a heartfelt story that closes the distance between the things that were and things that can yet be.
I enjoyed this well-written story about changes coming to the Merritt family of Rosey Corner. It's four years after the second book ends and I liked seeing the family evolve, though not all of the changes are happy ones. The husbands who come back must deal with the aftermath of the war, while Evangeline and Kate take on new roles, and it was interesting to see how much our country was changing then. I really enjoyed all of the characters in this series, except Evangeline, who is very self-centered. There's a bit of romance, some sorrow, and the solving of the mystery surrounding Lorena and what happened to her family. I'd definitely recommend reading the books in order, though they aren't given a series name. This story had more of a bittersweet feel to it and I would recommend it if you like historical fiction.
I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.