This is going to be difficult for me but I think I'm up to the challenge. Understand, I am a wise woman of strong opinions. :-) After all, when I'm right, I'm right, right? ;-) So many people seem to be in a quandary as to voting this year.  Personally, I've just about tuned out the entire horse race.  Yet within me is the conviction that vote I must. My forefathers, brave men like John Hancock and George Washington and James Madison risked swinging from a gallows so that I might have the privilege. ...


Serenity's Quest

Serenity's Quest

Book 2 - Serenity Inn Series
Pacific Press • 2010

"Lord, please use me somehow. Show me where You need me and what You need me to do."

Loss seemed to doggedly pursue young Serenity Pownell. First, her mother's death, then her home destroyed by fire, and now, her father. Had he really been lost at sea?

Serenity had traveled with the Cunards to Buffalo where Caleb placed her in the care of her only living relatives. Now she must decide. Would she continue the journey west with Caleb, or would she remain with her family?

She remembered her father's warning. "Don't trust your uncle Joel and aunt Eunice with your fortune. They're good people. but when it Comes to money ..."

Now, as Serenity glanced at the elegant dresses strewn across the sofa, she realized taffeta and silk would hardly hold up to crossing the continent in a covered wagon. "I like being here," she told Caleb. "Don't think ill of me, but, I like being pampered." Life at eighteen is a lot more complicated than it was at seventeen, she thought.

Swept away on another adventure, Serenity finds herself living on the brink of a wild and untamed land where Spanish vaqueros rub shoulders with mountain men, and Indians buy tobacco and salt for the winter alongside Russian immigrant farmers.

"This is the strangest place, Lord. One minute I think I hate it here and the next, You scatter a thousand diamonds across the sky and I think I could live here forever."

Uplifting and encouraging, Serenity's Quest traces the story of a young girl's longing to discover God's destiny for her life on an untamed frontier in the years prior to the Civil War.