This book swiftly became an absolute favorite. It is a gem! The writing is beautiful and the messages that are presented brought peace, happiness, and a desire to increase in righteousness and goodness. I have recommended it repeatedly to anyone-and everyone. I feel so thankful to have beautiful literature like this in my life and in my home.
This story was captivating from the start. Through the events of Wavie’s life, you can only believe everything happens for a reason.
This story was great for many reasons: I learned a bit about Irish village living, the faith of the main characters was inspiring and relatable, and the storyline was gently gripping without being stressful haha. But the part that touched me the most was toward the end when one mom was remembering the days when her now-grown-kids were still at home. It was a great reminder to keep enjoying these days with my kiddos because they are fleeting. Would definitely recommend!
I am thankful for a company I can buy wholesome books at a great price for my teenage daughter whom I homeschool.
Such a beautiful story about faith, love, forgiveness, hardship and perseverance. Waive has such a beautiful heart and she spreads it with her kindness and cheer to all. The ending had me in tears.
Antony turned away; but as he turned, he caught sight of a heap of something white upon a piece of wreck. It was a child—a little girl, apparently about six years old, bound securely to a spar. “It is dead, I doubt—the poor, tender lamb!”
The child is alive, though! As the sole survivor of a terrible shipwreck, the little girl is nursed back to health by Antony, a grieving fisherman, who brings her home to his family. The children immediately call her “Wavie,” since she came to them from the waves. Who she is or where she comes from is a mystery, but Wavie soon steals the hearts of everyone she meets and becomes the very sunshine of Antony’s home, selflessly caring for his blind wife and befriending even the most unlikely neighbors. Not even the terrors of the stormy sea, the cruelty of others, sickness, and poverty deter Wavie from following in Christ’s ways. This is a beautifully descriptive, gently paced story that carries powerful messages of family, selflessness, triumph over trials, and God’s unfailing love.
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