Featured book: Lara’s Story, by Diane Merrill Wigginton
Shattered by heartbreak…
“When a heart breaks, it does not break evenly, cleaving in half exactly down the middle.”
Surrounded by her large, boisterous family in 1840s Ireland, Lara Flannigan has never known anything but love and belonging—until the day tragedy strikes, leaving her abandoned and forced into indentured servitude.
Remade in a new world.
Just when all hope seems lost, Lara is discovered by a childless American couple, visiting Ireland to aid in the famine-relief effort. With barely a chance to look back, she’s swept away to a bustling new continent—and a dizzying new reality. One of petticoats, opulent townhouses, and the cold reaches of Philadelphia high society. Desperate for a future, Lara works tirelessly to fit into her new life… while still haunted by a past that won’t let her go.
Set in a fascinating historical period, Lara’s Story is a gripping young adult novel that explores the strength of the human spirit and the power of forgiveness to heal a broken heart.
Midwest Book Review said, “Wigginton excels at bringing sights, sounds, smells, and texture to life through Lara’s eyes.
International Writers Inspiring Change said, “A well-written, enchanting story that is inspiring, emotional, and full of love. difficult to put down!”
Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews expressed, “Wigginton writes a wonderfully dramatic and beautiful story in Lara’s Story. I gave it 5 Stars!”
Readers’ Favorite said, “This was a gripping and emotional journey from start to finish.”
Online Book Club loved Lara’s Story, “Diane Merrill Wigginton has done an outstanding job in penning Lara’s Story.”