Rebecca Meredith has endured much in her twenty-seven years: She lost her mother and two siblings, bore the heart-ache of being jilted by her fiancé, and suffered the sting of her father’s remarriage. With a new Mrs. Meredith installed to run the household and help her father, Rebecca doesn’t know where she fits in. She needs a place to call her own, a place to feel wanted and needed.
Determinedly, she sets out to make her own way in the world and finds employment in the McKenzie household as a nurse-companion to the family’s youngest daughter. Soon, Rebecca grows to love the little girl with as much fervor as she learns to dislike the child’s father. Mr. Deane McKenzie is arrogant, selfish and overbearing and Rebecca suspects he mistreats his invalid wife. Surely Mrs. McKenzie needs Rebecca’s help and Rebecca is determined to protect her. But things are not quite what they seem and family secrets, once learned, make Rebecca re-examine how she can help the family most.
The entire McKenzie family will need Rebecca’s prayers and God’s intervention if they are ever to be made lovingly whole again; and Rebecca may just find their home is the one place she belongs, after all.
This edition includes group discussion questions, a biography of the author and an introduction to Isabella Alden’s books by Christian author Jenny Berlin.