Annie's Trust
Annie's Trust
By Kay D. Rizzo
 

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As she fights to save her baby’s life, Annie wonders if she will ever move beyond the fear that holds her captive, or the anger that demands, “Where is God in all this?”
The once bright, effervescent Annie Hawkins is forever changed by a devastating chain of events: a raging fire that destroys the Pownells’ estate in western New York, leaving disfiguring scars on her heart as well as her hand; a terrifying boat ride to New Orleans; and an abduction at the hands of a ruthless man.  After months of uncertainty, Annie eventually finds herself in Independence, Missouri, where she reunites with her best friend Serenity Cunard.
After Annie marries Ned Ward, freed slave and itinerant preacher, her life seems to settle down and she looks forward to becoming a mother.  But trouble soon finds its way into their home and marriage as Ned’s commitment to working on the Underground Railroad threatens to derail the fragile trust Annie has built up.
As Annie sinks into depression, Ned gently reminds her that “there’s no such thing as luck for God’s children.  Just as an earthly parent doesn’t leave the guidance of his offspring to chance, so our loving heavenly Father doesn’t guide His children by the fickle finger of fate.”
Annie’s Trust is the heartwarming story of a young woman who wrestles through grief, loss, fear, and anger before arriving at a place where she is willing to trust her future to her heavenly Father.