The Story of Jessie by Mabel Quiller-Couch
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A simply precious story about a 5 year old girl who is sent to live with her grandparents by her mother, wants a better life for her. Jessies' father is mean and abusive and was not who the grandparents wanted for their daughter to marry.
Jessie and her grandparents are so happy together until word comes that her mother has died and her father comes to take her away. He has remarried and only wants Jessie to help his wife run a boarding house.
Jessie is distraught, but tries to make the best of things. She has great faith in God and meets a sweet woman where she lives who also has great faith and encourages her to think of her time there as what God wants for her; to have a positive effect on those around her.
After a few years of hard work, Jessies' father dies, leaving her free to return to her grandparents. They are reunited in joy.
A simple story, but told so sweetly and with her wisdom.
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