When the Morning Glory Blooms

Narrated by: Melinda Sward
Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Becky rocks a baby that rocked her world. Sixty years earlier, with her fiancé, Drew, in the middle of the Korean Conflict, Ivy throws herself into her work at a nursing home to keep her sanity and provide for the child Drew doesn't know is coming. Ivy cares for Anna, an elderly patient who taxes Ivy's listening ear until the day she suspects Anna's tall tales are not the ramblings of dementia. They're fragments of Anna's disjointed memories of a remarkable life. Finding a faint thread of hope she can't resist tugging, Ivy records Anna's memoir, scribbling furiously after hours to keep up with the woman's emotion-packed, grace-hemmed stories. Is Ivy's answer buried in Anna's past? Becky, Ivy, Anna - three women fight a tangled vine of deception in search of the blossoming simplicity of truth.

©2013 Cynthia Ruchti (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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From 1890 to Now God’s Mercy Abounds

This story of three different women, all from different eras, yet entwined together in ways that only the Lord can do, is one that will stay with me for a long time. At first the book is all about Becky Trundle, sacrificing her career to care for her grandchild, while her daughter, Lauren finishes high school. Frustrated and burdened, and then hit with the hardship of her husband losing his job, the family faces what many families go through when a teenager gets pregnant. Becky’s friendship with Monica, who seemingly “had it all” . . . the perfect home, husband and daughter . . . was eye opening, too. And served as a reminder that things are seldom what they seem. The oldest woman in the story was Anna, who in 1890 inherited a home from her deceased aunt, Anna dreamed of having a home for unwed mothers. She met with overwhelming resistance, a sign of the times; but with the help of a few faithful parishioners, a pastor and his wife and a sweet old man named Puff, she persevered. Her story only came to light though when she was a very old woman in the nursing home, when another unwed mother, Ivy, whose beau had left to fight in the Korean War, was doing her best to hide her pregnancy. Urging Ivy to record her story, Anna began to tell Ivy about “her girls”. Weaving the threads of the three women’s lives together in a seamless fashion, the author portrays the loving kindness and plans that God has for us all . . . yesterday, today and tomorrow. It is never a straight or easy path, but so worth staying the course.

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