Summer is rapidly approaching and I can’t wait! This is the time of the year when families are planning family reunions and I’ve always loved those. What fond memories I have!
It was always so much fun to attend family reunions where aunts, uncles, and cousins met for fun, food, and fellowship where the old folk would rehash their memories of long ago.
Each year, my father’s family met at Ft. Parker State Park. When my granddaughter Chelsea arrived at the Family Reunion with her family one year, I noticed that her smile was gone. She wasn’t happy about the fact that her family was getting ready to move all the way across the country. Why did she have to start all over again and make new friends?
Chelsea shared her concerns with me about the challenges she faced and I shared some insights about the changes we all go through in life. Our conversation became the basis for Katie Sue: Heading West. In this fun story, Grand Doll shares the story of Katie Sue (whose real name was Caroline Matilda Herod), a young girl who traveled by wagon train with her family from Tennessee all the way to Texas in the 1800s.
Katie Sue loves her life in Tennessee—her house, her friends, the mountains, the musical sound of the wind blowing through the fall leaves—everything! When her father announces that he is moving the family to Texas to spread the Gospel and start new churches, Katie Sue isn’t too sure. Like real-life Chelsea, the idea of moving away from all the loves seems frightening.
Join Katie Sue as she experiences many adventures along the trail and begins to learn to trust God for the move. She arrives in Texas and starts a new life and even decides that Texas is every bit as pretty as Tennessee. Ultimately, she learns to fully trust God for everything new in her life.
Chelsea Marie learns that she can truly trust the Lord with all of the changes in her life, even the really big ones.
A Note from Eleanor:
The third book in the Eleanor Series is Katie Sue: Heading West
This set of fictional books is based on the true-to-life stories of my family’s history, and these heart-warming stories span generations, are historically accurate and highlight the nation’s Christian heritage of faith.
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