A Promise for Ellie by Lauraine Snelling

By Lauraine Snelling

Ellie Wold cannot wait to graduate from highschool. She and Andrew Bjorklund were ready to get married since...well, considering the fact that ceaselessly, and in June they're going to eventually wed. while Andrew publicizes they need to put off the marriage, she's disenchanted yet takes it in stride--there has to be a great cause, or Andrew's pa would not ask it of them.But Andrew is indignant and cannot comprehend why Ellie isn't really disappointed too, specifically whilst they would been making plans to "marry up" ever due to the fact they have been in grade tuition. Disgruntled, he works out his frustration in obdurate choice to complete development their barn and mail-order residence, operating himself to exhaustion. yet simply whilst the hot home is approximately entire, an unthinkable tragedy happens. Throwing apart the vow he made to Ellie, Andrew seeks revenge...As their plans get to the bottom of, it looks like their love won't survive.Is this the tip in their dream?(Daughters of Blessing publication 1)

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Goodie stood with a bit of a groan. ” Rachel dashed off, never walking when she could run. ” Ellie asked as she hung her dress on a padded hanger and then on the bar in the clothespress. “Some, but mostly when I get up. Falling like I did . ” Goodie shook her head. “Enough about me. ” She smiled at the delight bursting on Ellie’s face. “I know. Most likely there’s another letter from Andrew, but the rest of us get mail now and then too. ” “Mor, I won’t be gone, just a ways away. Besides, the wedding isn’t until the end of June.

Rachel stared at Ellie from under the wide brim of her straw hat—the same hat Ellie had worn the year before. Today Ellie wore a new straw hat, this one with a narrower brim and a more rigid crown. A pink rose centered the white ribbon with strings down the back. ” Ellie smiled at her young cousin. At ten, Rachel looked more like a bundle of sticks walking than the lovely young woman she promised to become. She would rather fish and chase with the neighbor boys than worry about keeping her nose from freckling.

She smiled as she remembered the woman who had arrived on the train one day looking for a job. ” Elizabeth laid her head against the chair back. ” He was going to be the speaker at the service, so she knew he would be. “Of course. ” Elizabeth closed her eyes with a gentle sigh. ” Ingeborg opened the oven door, and the fragrance of baking bread filled the room. She inhaled deeply and heard Elizabeth do the same. Don’t you go giving advice where it may not be wanted, she reminded herself. She’s the doctor, not you.

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