With her world turned upside down, everything Gran Thomas loved seemed lost to her. This heartwarming short story tells of a little boy who loves his great-grandmother too much to allow the inner light in her life to go out....
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With her world turned upside down, everything Gran Thomas loved seemed lost to her. This heartwarming short story tells of a little boy who loves his great-grandmother too much to allow the inner light in her life to go out. 72 pages, with illustrations, from Bethany.
Like so many grandmothers, Gran Thomas suddenly finds herself hospitalized, and the prognosis for her recovering enough to return home is bleak. Sitting in her rocking chair her limp hands folded in her lap, she feels very old and very tired.^^And like so many Grandmothers, Gran Thomas is deeply loved and missed, especially by her Great-grandson Tommy. He can't understand why her house of treasured memories must be sold, why she'll no longer be there for him, why she looks so sad.^^As Tommy pushes his way through the secret openings in Gran's wooden fence, he's about to discover a Gift of love that promises to bind them together forever.
A charming little novel of the love between an elderly woman and her great-grandson Tommy. His gift of love binds them together forever. A wonderful gift book.
Janette Oke was born in Champion, Alberta, Canada, during the depression years. She graduated from Mountain View Bible College in Alberta where she met her husband, Edward. They married in 1957 and served in churches in Calgary and Edmonton, Canada, and Indiana. Oke writes historical novels which portray the lives of early North American settlers from many walks of life and geographical settings. She also writes engaging children's stories and inspiring gift books that warm the heart. Oke published her first book, Love Comes Softly, in 1979. This book experienced immediate success and became a series. She has won a number of awards including the Gold Medallion Award, The Christy Award of Excellence, the 1992 Presidents Award for her significant contribution to the category of Christian fiction from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, and in 1999, the Life Impact Award from the Christian Booksellers Association International. Her books have been translated into fourteen languages. Oke has published some 75 books including, The Canadian West, Seasons of the Heart and Women of the West. Her most recent releases include a beautiful childrens picture book, I Wonder...Did Jesus Have a Pet Lamb and The Songs of Acadia series, co-written with T. Davis Bunn. - Publisher.