Book Beat – A Home for My Heart by Anne Mateer

Sadie Sillsby loves her work at the Raystown Home for Orphan and Friendless Children, so she’s thrilled to be named the home’s matron. The only problem is the matron isn’t allowed to be married…and her beloved Blaine is ready to get married. But Blaine will have to wait, because the position of matron gives Sadie what she’s longed for all her life…validation.

A Home for My Heart by Anne Mateer is a lovely, quiet story that sneaks up on you – then grabs your heart. The premise seems simple at first – whether Sadie should choose her job or her love. But the journey becomes so much richer as Sadie learns about how others misjudge her, how she misjudges others, and how she even misjudges herself. Her insights and growth made me think – and made this story truly memorable. I’ve loved Anne Mateer’s other books – but this is her best yet. Highly recommended.

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