Third book in the Abbington Pickets Series.
World War One is in full swing and Abigail Hudson is doing her best to keep the home fires burning while her husband, Jacob, fights for King and Country. She tries to balance family life along with running The General Store in their village of Abbington Pickets.
Abigail, expecting their first child, is adjusting well to her new role until something unforeseen happens. With one family crisis after another, Abigail struggles to have the same faith in God that her husband has. Jacob always believes God will take care of everything, no matter what.
Writing to Jacob brings comfort to Abigail. His letters always lift her spirits. Even when Dr. Parker comes to the village, with his arrogant attitude and flirting ways that rub her the wrong way, Abigail writes to Jacob about it. As always, he has an answer for her troubles. Then his letters stop. What happened? Is he missing? Captured? Or worse?
Will Abigail be able to continue life without Jacob and be able to handle the financial burden that is bestowed upon her during a war that appears will never end? Will Abigail lean on God and have the faith Jacob has shown her? Read more about the struggles of prairie life in Saskatchewan, Canada amidst World War One.
“Skip and I had the pleasure of an early reading of Corinne’s third book, “Letters from Jacob”. This book is a continuation of the story of Jacob Hudson and his wife Abigail from the books ‘Jacob of Abbington Pickets’ and ‘Jacob’s Place’.
Right from Chapter One the reader is drawn into the story of life in a small Saskatchewan town, during World War One. Jacob has gone away to fight for freedom and has left his wife to look after their home and business. The book takes you on a trip through the trials faced by a woman working nonstop in a difficult situation. Her faith is challenged many times and her strength comes from letters sent by Jacob and memories of his strong faith in God.
We sincerely enjoyed the characters and the plot that came to life while reading. We looked forward to the new events unfolding in each chapter. We recommend this as Christian reading for everyone in the family.”
— Pastor Skip and Lorraine MacArthur
“Ms. Hewitt weaves an authentic tale through the memoirs of her ancestors. Our eyes are opened to our own ancestors’ fortitude as they struggled via wit and wisdom through the war on the Canadian prairies over a century ago. Jacob and Abigail have captured our hearts yet once again!”
— Gwennie Simpson