These twelve words are the summation of a great truth in all of our lives. Each day we live, we make choices that will roll forward into the future and carry with them unfathomable results. Pamela Binnings Ewen has written an enchanting, haunting tale that re-captures the life of her grandmother Barbara during the roaring 20’s. While some of the story has been fictionalized, the heart and soul of the tale exists within a captivating, independent-minded young woman searching for truth and meaning in her life. Her search spans many years and several continents, and it will take you back into a vibrant, tumultuous period in our country’s history. It is a story that will linger in you mind just as the evening moonlight lingers in your heart.
Barbara and Harvey leave the familiar home of their
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A wise friend finally confronts Barbara at the very pinnacle of her struggle. “The value of life is not measured by success – neither ours, nor others – nor by happiness or tranquility, nor by what people think of us. There are right actions and wrong ones. It’s not decided by how we obey men’s rules, sometimes even the rules of a church. It’s neither simple nor easy. Faith is grace. But the value of our lives is measured by what we do, by how we live. The words are nineteen hundred years old; ‘Ye shall know them by their fruits.’” (p444)
Barbara’s choices are not easy ones, and dear