Ella McFarland’s dream is a teaching position at Worthington School for Girls. But scandal clouds her family name and may limit her to a life of grueling farm labor in the Indian Territory. Her fate lies in the hands of the Worthington board, and there happens to be one strikingly handsome man with a vote. Will they overlook the illegitimate son recently borne by her sister, Viola?
1905 brings hope of Oklahoma statehood and the woman’s suffrage debate is raging, forcing Ella to make decisions about her faith, family, and aspirations. When she comes to the rescue of a young, abused sharecropper’s daughter, her calling begins to take shape in ways she never imagined. Education is Ella’s passion, but a new love is budding in her heart. Can she find God’s will amidst the tumultuous storm that surrounds her?
A story of family and faith in 1905 Indian Territory prior to Oklahoma statehood, a time when women's voices were silenced in public and often stifled at home.
Linda was reared on a farm in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and holds Bachelor and Masters degrees from Abilene Christian and Houston Baptist Universities. A retired 40-year veteran of speech pathology and public school special education and administration, she adores her husband Al and her daughter and son, Lynn Lee and Lane, veterinarians who practice together in San Antonio, Texas. Since the 2005-2007 births of six grandchildren, three of whom are triplets, she has been pursuing God’s calling to write, the seed of which was planted in her girlhood by her mother and grandmother who told tales of the wilds of Indian Territory and Texas at the close of the nineteenth century and the turn of the twentieth. As a grateful sinner saved by God’s grace, Linda writes to portray the blackness of sin, the amazing grace that covers it, and the hope and healing He provides through Jesus Christ. Linda prays her readers, like her characters, will experience a beyond-the-ordinary love for Jesus Christ. Website: http://www.lindabrooksdavis.com