Book Title: Child of Promise
Author: Kathleen Morgan
Genres: Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance, Series
Series: Brides of Culdee Creek #4
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Pub Date: March 1, 2002 (304 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Borrowed from the library
Kathleen Morgan’s books for the general market have earned rave reviews and hooked thousands of romance fans. Her first inspirational series, Brides of Culdee Creek, has proven successful as well. Woman of Grace and Lady of Light each climbed the CBA Marketplace best-selling fiction list. This new release, Child of Promise, is the final book in the series. Beth MacKay, the daughter of Culdee Creek’s owner, returns home after completing medical school to take over the aging Doc Childress’s practice. Reluctantly, her life and heart become entwined with that of Grand View’s Episcopalian priest, Noah Starr. But Noah struggles with his faith and calling since his wife died and his daughter, Emily, was disabled with cerebral palsy due to the difficult birth. When Beth becomes embroiled in a spousal abuse case between two of Noah’s parishioners, she encourages the battered woman to leave her husband for her own safety. Noah cautions the woman to try to work things out, and when the abuse ends in tragedy, it’s the last straw for the already-doubtful priest. Despondent and shaken, he announces his resignation to the church. Only with Beth’s faith and love, and a little help from the community, can Noah find his way back to the life and calling God has always intended for him.
This is so heartbreaking that it hard to believe it the final book in the series. Beth has her heart set on the priest in Grand View Though she try to be not heartbroken by it. Beth goes to medical school. She hold a heartfelt past as well.
Noah is having struggles with his faith and calling once his wife dies and his daughter has disability from her birth. Noah grandmother help with letting Beth stay with them when she has some trouble with finding a place to stay.
Can things go the way they intend or do Noah and Beth find the love and the god they need and for Noah does he stay and learn that god is there for him and he is doing what god wanted him to do. Come read this series if you enjoy it. The first is emotional though the last.