10/03/2010

The House on Malcolm Street

A Novel
Leisha Kelly
2010
Revell
Fiction/Historical

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Marigold McSweeney runs a boarding house. It isn't a prosperous boarding house since she only has one paying boarder, but it is not about making money for Marigold, it is about helping to heal broken hearts, broken people and broken lives.
When her young husband died Leah Breckenridge is desperate, kicked out of her home for not paying the rent, she and her young daughter have slept on the streets a couple of nights, when she faces her fears and boards a train for Andersonville, Illinois. Her husband's aunt has invited them to come visit for a while, and Leah hope they can stay there, she knows she can never take her daughter to live at her father's farm. His unfeeling and coarse attitude would be detrimental to a child, just as it had been to Leah, when she was a child. Upon arriving, she finds that the horrible nightmares she had about trains, have worsened since her husband passed away after being struck by a train.
Josiah Walsh was a distant relative of Marigold's husband and had been a buddy of Leah's husband as kids. Now he is dealing with his own private torment. Driving while under the influence of alcohol he has crashed the car and he wife and unborn child die as a result of the crash. Only God keeps Josiah from going over the deep end. God and Aunt Marigold.
A wonderful story of God's amazing grace, and Marigold's strong faith and her ministering spirit, you will not want to miss The House on Malcolm Street. This is the first book I have read from this author but I hope it will not be the last, I truly enjoyed this book. 345 pages US $14.99 4 stars.


This book was provided for review purposes only by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. This book is available September 2010 where your favorite Revell books are sold.

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