Monday, 11 October 2010

The House on Malcolm Street by Leisha Kelly


It is the autumn of 1920, and Leah Breckenridge is desperate to find a way to provide for her young daughter. After losing her husband and infant son, she is angry at God and fearful about the days ahead. Finding refuge in a boardinghouse run by her late husband's aunt, Leah begins the slow process of mending her heart.

Is it the people who surround her--or perhaps this very house--that reach into her heart with healing? As Leah finds peace tending to an abandoned garden, can she find a way to trust God with her future

My take:~

Leisha Kelly has penned a moving story of a young widow and her small daughter forced to rely on the generosity and goodwill of her late husband's aunt. Bitter over her tragic losses and the estrangement from her father, Leah resents the interference of Aunt Marigold's other boarder, Josiah Walsh. In the same vein, Josiah finds Leah aloof and unfriendly exuding a palpable grief that chafes his own wounded heart. The House on Malcolm Street is a study of human emotion and the healing power of faith. With authenticity and insight, Leisha exposes both the broken hearted and the beauty of a child's soul. The slow pacing will not suit readers accustomed to page turners nor those looking for romance but it is a journey of exploration and healing well worth taking.

Available September 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

With thanks to Revell for my review copy

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3 comments: said...

Nice review!

I thought that The House on Malcolm Street was an interesting, but heavy read. I have read several books by Leisha Kelly and enjoyed Julia’s Hope, Emma’s Gift and Katie’s Dream.

The House on Malcolm Street was not a light hearted story. The issues it deals with are heavy and make for a daunting read sometimes. Does it have a lot of meaning packed into one novel? Yes, it is likely one you won’t forget about, but it’s kind of a rainy day book, if you know what I mean.

I have also written a more in-depth review on my own site:

-Tracy said...


When I said a “more in-depth review” I meant more in-depth compared to the short comment I had made.

Sorry if that was unclear.


Rel said...

Appreciate the clarification, Tracy :)

Thanks for dropping by!

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