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Dreaming of a Father's Love: A Tale From the Ohio Valley by [Lavy, Sharon A.]
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"Family is a prominent theme of this novel set in the Ohio Valley. Here three young women struggle to keep the families that they have always wanted and to earn the love they crave in their conservative environments. Sharon Lavy lives in southwest Ohio where she is known in writing circles as 'the German Baptist lady'."

Review from the Fall 2013 issue of Appalachion Heritage

From the Author

Why I wrote Dreaming Of A Father's Love:
   We think it is pretty neat when a boy wants to follow hisfather's footsteps. But what if the child is a girl? And what if the year is inthe 1970s? 
   I had wonderful Christian parents who loved all theirchildren. Did we always feel that love? No we did not. And this theme plays outin the book. Birdie thinks if she works hard enough and long enough her fatherwill love her as much as he loves her older brothers.
Didyou know that many women do not realize that God intended them to have lifelong friendships with other women? Not just while they are single and supposedly carefree.
  That's why Sharon A. Lavy writes Women's Fiction.
   In other times and other cultures, the womenfolk banded together while the men went out into the hostile environment tohunt and provide for the family. 
   Women have always beenindustrious as well. We read in Proverbs 31 how the virtuous women deals with employees, and deals with the merchant. How she provides for her household, even purchasing real estate.
Women Have Emotional Needs:
   While men can fulfill one kind of emotionallonging, only another woman can understand ... well, have you ever seen mentalking at the same time and absorbing the gist of the conversation? 
   Oh no, men want you to remain silent and let them do a monologue. No wonder we womenshut down. And if we try to interact with them, the men shut down.
   By cultivating friendships with other womenwe can be kinder to our husbands, who's minds work ... well ... let's face it theywork funny.
Father and Daughter Issues:
   That certainly comes out in Birdies lifethroughout this book. Her father does not understand her emotional needs to beclose to him. But with her female friend, she can discuss and work through the situation.Sara was able to help Birdie see where she could use a different approach.
   I learned right along with Birdie as she recognizedher shortcomings. The scriptures say we are all sinners. But how many of usreally see ourselves as God sees us? Are we afraid to ask Him to show us?
   So many of you have let me know how thecharacters touched your heart. How you enjoyed watching Birdie, and Saradevelop their character arch. That you enjoyed watching their friendship grow.Thank you. They still live on in my heart.
   I hope you enjoy reading the novel, Dreamingof A Father's Love as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Loveand Blessings,
SharonA. Lavy

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  • File Size: 3621 KB
  • Print Length: 436 pages
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  • Publisher: Story and Logic Media Group (November 16, 2013)
  • Publication Date: November 16, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
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