Leota's GardenBook - 2013
Leota Reinhardt is alone in her old age until she meets her estranged grandaughter, Annie, and confides to her the silent sacrifice she had made as a young mother of two, while her husband was gone during World War II.
Leota’s garden was once a place of beauty, where flowers bloomed and hope thrived. It was her refuge from the deep wounds inflicted by a devastating war, her sanctuary where she knelt before a loving God and prayed for the children who couldn’t understand her silent sacrifices.
Now, eighty-four-year-old Leota Reinhardt is alone, her beloved garden in ruins. All her efforts to reconcile with her adult children have been fruitless, and she voices her despair to a loving Father, her only friend.
Then God brings a wind of change through unlikely means: one, a college student who thinks he has all the answers; the other, the granddaughter Leota never hoped to know. But can the devastation wrought by keeping painful family secrets be repaired before she runs out of time?
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Once, many years ago, Leota's garden was a beautiful place. but now as she ages, Leota finds herself alone, both children ignoring her. Annie, her granddaughter, now an adult, decides its time she had a talk with her grandmother, seeing as she barely even saw her in her whole life. Auniversity student is trying to write a good report for his professor, which, unfortunately, means he must spend alot of time with Leota. Annie doesn't understand what her mother and uncle hate so much in this loving woman, but can she bring them to love Leota as she does before it is too late??
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