The House on Malcolm Street by Leisha Kelly
This isn’t a feel good book or a quick read. It’s a book that makes you sit back in your chair and realize you’ve been there in some way at some time with your faith. The House on Malcolm Street will have you reflecting on people who have helped you or maybe you helped in the past, or even better who can you help now?
It’s 1920 and Leah Breckenridge is widowed with a young daughter and no way to support her. She leaves St. Louis and heads across the river to Illinois where her late husband’s aunt has a boarding house. There Leah along with a few others begin healing their hearts and opening them to others.
The House on Malcolm Street is not a fast page tuner, but it is one that I will pull off my shelf again to read. There is a lot to be learned from the characters in this book.
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 reaches 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?
Book provide for me to review as I wished, the good, the bad and the ugly.
Today it’s for the good.