Set in 1910, Sadie Sillsby is the assistant to the matron of Raystown Home for Orphan and Friendless Children where she herself had lived as a young child. When she is promoted to Matron, her whole life changes. Blaine, the man she thought she would marry, dumps her. Her job is not what she anticipated and she quickly realizes she is in over her head. Her heart is torn between caring for the orphanage and caring for the orphans. She is grieving the loss of her relationship with Blaine while she is struggling to handle the financial struggles of the orphanage.
Sadie is only 21 when she is asked to take over as matron. But over the course of a year she matures into a young woman willing to admit her mistakes and make those decisions that will ultimately be the best for everyone. The questions that remain are has she lost Blaine forever and will she ever find God’s true plan for her life?
A heart-warming story of a young girl’s journey into adulthood, “A Home For My Heart” by Anne Mateer is a great story of how God works in our lives even when we think we know what we’re doing better than He does. Even though Sadie experiences setbacks, she never turns away from God and continues to seek His guidance.
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