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A Distant Home Paperback – April 12, 2010
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You should definitely read this story! It is beautifully written and a very original plot : )
Emily Maxwell, a high school principal from eastern Kansas, married David O'Malley and moved to western Kansas. The house she was promised was unfinished because of the 1919 failed wheat crop. She was forced to move into a crowded unfinished home with her extended family: Mother and Father-in-law, Brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and a nephew.
On a daily basis, Emily deals with the cruel comments from David's family because she is educated, a suffragist, and a strong willed woman who is determined to make her marriage work. David is also slowly growing hostile toward her and their newborn daughter, Rachel, because he is still under his father's influence. Gus O'Malley believes a woman's place is in the home and that she should do as her husband says. In another time, Emily would have done just that, but being an important political time in history for women, Emily stood her ground.
While A Distant Home is a serious book, it has plenty of humor. In this day and age who would have ever thought that just telling your sister-in-law that you heard a rumor about her would lead to her getting married. It happens in the books.Read more ›