It’s the spring of 1946 and sisters Eddie, Ocy and Darlene and their courageous widowed mother are looking forward to another Easter. When Brother Zeb announces a special offering for a poor family in their church, the three girls jump at the challenge, immediately turning an old pickle jar into a treasure chest of change for the poor family! Resourcefulness, hard work and cheerful hearts make this a year they would never forget. Eddie, Ocy and Darlene are in for an adventure, a surprise and a heartwarming holiday in this book based on the inspiring true story of Eddie Smith Ogan and her family.
Praise for Always Plenty:
“Kraft deftly draws her readers (young and old) through an achingly poignant story about the redeeming power of sacrifice and the riches found in family, faith, and love. The narrative is simple and spare, but the heart of this story lies in its reminder of the abundance that comes from loving our neighbors and weaving our stories and lives together to make something unfathomably beautiful. A touching debut from a talented newcomer!” —Laura Anderson Kurk, author of Glass Girl and Perfect Glass
“What a delightful story! Using her words, Caroline Rose Kraft has painted a sweet portrait of where true riches are found.” -Christine Hoover, author of From Good to Grace
“Always Plenty was both heart-warming and convicting! A short story packed with a powerful message about sacrificial giving, it’s one our family will enjoy often.” Gretchen Louise of gretchenlouise.com
“Applause to Caroline Kraft for bringing to life a story that not only warms the heart but beckons the mind to higher principles. This family invites you in, and you feel the experiences of the sisters and their mother, sharing with them in the joy of anticipating a good thing–and the unexpected resolution. A happy story, this is one that lingers in your heart.” Rachelle Rea of rachellerea.com