The Fence My Father Built by Linda S. Clare

This is an intriguing story of a women who lost her first love and her journey back to the Lord through settling the affairs of her father after he passed away. I cannot imagine not growing up without my father's faith guiding me and directing me. My dad left me with an incredibly wonderful legacy of Christian faith.

This story depicts how a Christian legacy can influence people even after the father... mother... or other loved one has gone on to be with the Lord. It is moving and so on target with what kinds of problems we face today. Greed is the same no matter if you face in across a board room table or in the desert. Loneliness, security or lack there of, children who are angry and spoiled or who are sweet and loving, we live with these because we live in a temporary home.

In The Fence My Father Built, when legally separated Muri Pond, a librarian, hauls her kids, teenage Nova and eleven year-old Truman, out to the tiny town of Murkee, Oregon, where her father, Joe Pond lived and died, she’s confronted by a neighbor’s harassment over water rights and Joe’s legacy: a fence made from old oven doors.

The fence and accompanying house trailer horrify rebellious Nova, who runs away to the drug-infested streets of Seattle. Muri searches for her daughter and for something to believe in, all the while trying to save her inheritance from the conniving neighbor who calls her dad Chief Joseph. Along with Joe’s sister, Aunt Lutie, and the Red Rock Tabernacle Ladies, Muri must rediscover the faith her alcoholic dad never abandoned in order to reclaim her own spiritual path.

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