Thursday, November 21, 2013

Review: A Home for Virginia by:Patricia St. John

A Home for Virginia
About the Book:
When an old miner is left with the job of bringing up the newborn Virginia he doesn't realize that it will change his life forever. As he cleans the dust and cobwebs away for the new arrival, we see that is also what the Holy Spirit does in our lives. He starts a work in our hearts and our lives are changed forever.

About the Author:
Patricia St. John spent 27 years as a dedicated missionary to North Africa - and was also a prolific children's writer. Her books are loved and treasured around the world. Some have been turned into stirring films. Gripping adventures which cover real life issues are her hall-mark.

My Review:
 A Home for Virginia, is such a moving story of how the tenderness of one little baby changed a mining community. At the beginning of the story we are introduced briefly to a young girl that was at death's door who had a small baby that she left behind. Because it would be several days before the miners could get the young child to the local church to be cared for by the nuns. but what would the men do in the mean time. Shockingly, old Charlie stepped forward to care for the young baby girl. He was a father to a young girl before she and her mother had left his side.

 So Charlie told the men what he needed to care for the child and away he went. He showed her love and attention meanwhile falling in love with the baby, so much so he named her Virginia. It wasn't long before he noticed how filthy his house had become so he set to work cleaning it up. Soon he also realized that Virginia wouldn't have a nice yard to play in, he set to work right away remedying that. Charlie was deeply moved by his second chance at a family that he changed everything to suit this precious baby and to give her home to be proud of.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher.