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Explore the true resilience of the heart and our raw determination to find goodness in a world fraught with adversity


One Woman’s Courage in the face of personal tragedy is at the heart of Heather A. Clark’s debut novel. Thirty–three–year–old Nicky Fowler thought her whole life was mapped out — a rewarding career as a third grade teacher, an adoring husband, and the perfect house in the suburbs — but complicated fertility issues lead to a devastating tragedy. Nicky’s marriage crumbles and she’s left unable to cope with her now–changed life.

When Nicky accepts a volunteer teaching position at an orphanage in Kenya, she finds that life there is unlike the world she’s known. Drought has brought famine, violence is everywhere, and the jaded orphanage director takes out her hatred on the parentless children.

But Nicky finds strength in Mama Bu, her host mother, who provides wisdom and perspective over cups of chai, Kenya’s signature drink. Nicky comes to realize that she must do much more than teach the orphans — she must save them.

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    I found this book surprisingly good. I found the main character instantly likeable and the details of Kenya amazing.

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    A great book about the struggles a couple faces when tragedy strikes. Volunteering at a Kenyan orphanage, Nicky finds a purpose to life once again.

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    Good Read

    I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it after the first couple of chapters. It was so raw! But, I'm glad that I kept reading because I wouldn't have wanted to have missed it!

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    Chi Tea Sundays

    What a wonderful book. I could "see" Kenya as I read. Made me count my blessings to have a safe place to live with plenty of fresh water to drink and a home to live in. Wonderful story telling. I enjoyed it very much.

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    Chai Tea Sunday

    Good first attempt. Good research on the story line but some phrasing seemed out of place. I was captivated through most of the story but a predictable ending and seemed rushed to be finished.

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