Image of A Home for My Heart


Image of A Home for My Heart

Mateer’s turn-of-the-century story is full of characters who will touch your heart. Sadie and Blaine are great, but readers may want to knock some sense into them, while Lily Beth is endearing and George is a typical boy. However, the story is a little repetitive and long, and the ending is semi-predictable.

Sadie and Blaine fall in love while growing up together at the Raystown Home for Orphan and Friendless Children. As an adult, Sadie has worked at the home for several years when she is given the opportunity to become its matron. She readily accepts the job, not realizing that Blaine has finally purchased farmland for them to begin their lives together. The problem is the matron must be single. Will Sadie forgo true love to administer to the needs of the children she loves? (BETHANY HOUSE, Sep., 352 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed by: 
Cheryl Hanson