Joy for MourningBook - 2005
In nineteenth-century Philadelphia, wealthy widow Laina Brighton turns her grand house into an orphanage for homeless children. Staid and stuffy teas quickly give way to peals of happy laughter echoing through the halls. With the support of handsome doctor Thaddeous Allen, Laina is determined to give these waifs a better life, despite the malicious gossip that surrounds them. As these two crusaders, bound by honor and courage, create a future for the forgotten, they change the course of their own futures in ways they never imagined. Along the way, they make the blessed discovery that sometimes people become family in their hearts.
Publisher: New York : Steeple Hill Books, c2005.
Characteristics: 296 p. ;,20 cm.