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About Christy Martenson
Christy Martenson lives in rural northeast Washington state. She has been married to her husband Keith for over 35 years. Together they homeschooled their two now grown daughters.
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A broken promise. An open door.
A young woman’s determination to keep her family together.
After two long years, it seems her prayers have finally been answered. Far off Washington Territory might be the back of nowhere, but it holds the dream of a home for Katie Jo O’Reilly.
With high hopes, she packs up her young siblings and heads west. But when the dream is ripped away, Katie Jo is faced with a difficult choice.
What will she risk to make a home for her family?
Halstad House offers more than lodgings and a good meal to boarders. In the aftermath of World War I, it also gives Grace Halstad a way to drown her pain in never-ending work. Seeds of bitterness have grown in her heart, but as much as she tries to shut Him out, the Lord is not giving up on her.
Torn between the past and the future, in the wake of shattered dreams, can Grace risk opening her heart again?