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Helping the orphan children in Richmond just might overturn everything Gracie thought she knew, including the value of love.
Gracie Williams has always had an adventurous streak, which led her from her home in the Shenandoah Valley to Richmond, Virginia, where she can devote her life to the orphan children. Though her beauty has brought on the advances of many men, she has no plans to marry, and finds suitors an unfortunate irritation she doesn’t have time for—much to her parents’ chagrin.
When she befriends Matthew Weston, the mature and serious orphanage superintendent, she confides in him and believes he shares her goals. Neither are prepared for the sparks that fly. Tension grows as Matthew falls in love with her, yet realizes he is just another man in the long line of would-be suitors.
A family crisis, an orphan train, and the plight of a sweet orphan named Emma throw the couple together in deep and meaningful ways. But will this be enough for Gracie to embrace a new way of thinking, and the gift of love that only true soul mates can share?
What Readers are saying...
5 Star review by Faithhope75
Gracie’s Surrender is a magnificent, superb and compelling story! I loved reading Gracie’s and Matthew’s story…Gracie’s character is well developed and dimensional with her determination, faith and love of children. Gracie’s and Matthew’s story is filled with unexpected events, determination to provide homes for the orphans and even new adventures with the orphans. This powerful and touching story is filled with a beautiful faith message that was easily interwoven to show the love of God for all.
5 Star Review by Ann Ferri
What a wonderful book! It's well written and holds your attention from the first page until the last. I loved reading Grace and Mathew's story and the way God helped them through all their trials and troubles. I highly recommend this book and the entire series to all fans of Christian Historical fiction.
5 Star Review by Kmoderow
Another beautiful love story from Blossom Turner. Gracie’s story explores the tension between love and calling, God’s will and temptation. Most of us can identify with Gracie’s struggle to hear God’s voice above our preconceived ideas of what our faith and lives should look like. As always, Turner wraps these God-dilemmas in page-turning romance. Good writing. Great read.
This life wasn’t the one she dreamed of, but happily ever afters don’t always come when and how we expect.
At twenty-nine, Jeanette Williams has watched each one of her four sisters marry and start families of their own. It’s hard not to believe God has forgotten the desires of her heart, especially when most people refer to her as Spinster Williams. Without the beautiful children she teaches, life would be unbearably lonely.
When the handsome widower, Theo Wallace, and his six children move into the Shenandoah Valley, every available woman is atwitter—except for Jeanette. She has no such aspirations that someone as plain as her could draw even a smattering of interest.
As life throws this unlikely couple together, Jeanette can’t help but fall in love with Theo’s children and their soul-wrenching plight. Before she knows it, her heart is far more invested than she could’ve ever imagined. And not just with the children, but with their handsome father as well. Is she headed for another heartbreak, or is it possible God had a beautiful plan in the works all along?
Blossom Turner is a free-lance writer published in Chicken Soup and Kernels of Hope anthologies, former newspaper columnist on health and fitness, and published novelist of the Word Guild semi-finalist for both Anna's Secret and Katherine's Arrangement. She has found her home in the writing of historical fiction. The power of love and romance is authentically woven into the Shenandoah Bride Series about five sisters and their five love stories. Books 1-3 have been released and she is currently editing book 4 Gracie's Surrender (to be released March of 2022) and writing book 5, (to be released September of 2022).
She lives in British Columbia, Canada, with her husband, David, of thirty-nine years, and their dog Lacey. A former businesswoman, personal trainer, and mother of two grown children she is now pursuing her lifelong dream of writing full-time. A hopeless romantic at heart, she believes all story should give the reader significant entertainment value. However, her writing embodies the struggles of real life. She infuses the reality of suffering with the hope of Christ to give a healthy dose of relatable encouragement to her reader. Her desire is to leave the reader with a yearning to live for Christ on a deeper level, or at the very least, create a hunger to seek for more.