Not quite eighteen, Nathan left home three weeks before
he graduated from college. His mother Bea Bartling of Ash
Hollow, Nebraska has constantly prayed over the next five
years that her son will return home so they can reconcile.
Her dream ends when the police inform her that Nathan died
in an automobile accident.
Bea becomes angry with God for betraying her trust in
the All Mighty. She also does not know what to do when
Nathan's widow Gemma accompanied by her granddaughter
Paisley arrives broke and hungry. Bea reluctantly allows
them to temporarily stay with her. As time passes, the
three generations of females become close even though Bea
still refuses to fully open up her heart to her guests.
Unless Bea finds a way to tear down her walls, she will
lose Gemma and Paisley too.
A ROSE BY THE DOOR is an uplifting inspirational story
that shows those individuals with faith in their hearts can
surmount any emotional mountain. The poignant story line
moves the audience especially when the reader needs a
lift. Deborah Bedford displays her talent with this
sententious novel that never preaches but clearly inspires.
A lonely woman prays for reconciliation with the son who left her many years ago. Her trust in God is shattered when she learns that he has been killed in an accident. A knock on the door produces a daughter-in-law and a grand-daughter she never knew she had. Their newfound relationship leads to the restoration of her faith in God, but opens old wounds as they discover a dark family secret.