Can an ordinary life leave an extraordinary legacy?
In 1977, when nineteen-year-old Allison Middleton receives a proposal of marriage from Westley Houser, she eagerly accepts, having no idea the secret Westley carries—a secret that will change Allison’s life forever. But Allison rises to the challenge of raising Westley’s toddling daughter as though she were her own.
Over the course of their lifetime together, Allison, Westley, and Michelle form the strong bond of family. As Allison struggles with infertility and finding her way during a time of great change for women, others—some she knows and others whom she never meets—brush and weave against the fabric of her life, leaving her with more questions than answers.
From teen bride to grandmother, Allison’s life chronicles the ups and downs of an ordinary woman’s life to examine the value of what we all leave behind.
Amy's two cents
Dust is one of those rare gems of a story that grabs you by the heart and hand, then pulls you—body and soul—to the finish. Relentless in honesty, bedazzled in southern charm and humor, and fearless—positively fearless. This is the kind of book everyone will interpret differently. It never tells you what it means. You simply live it, and feel it, which no two people will do alike. I love that best about Dust. Rather than a sermon, it's a life. Beautifully done!
Amy Grochowski's books on Goodreads
Forever Home (Amish of Prince Edward Island, #1)
ratings: 40 (avg rating 4.82)
The Christmas Visitor (An Amish Dreams on Prince Edward Island Novella)
ratings: 21 (avg rating 4.57)