A Mending at the Edge is a well-crafted, multilayered novel, With meticulous research woven into a
wonderful story and strong, unforgettable characters, it is a story to be savored. The third and final book in
the Change and Cherish series, A Mending at the Edge brings history alive!
Emma and her four children are living in a communal family. It is a German-American religious colony. William
Keil is the religious leader of the Missouri Bethelites Colony, and has settled this group in a location in Oregon
known as "Aurora Mills," named after his daughter Aurora.
Emma is widowed, remarried and separated from her abusive husband. It is not a woman's place to speak in the
communal family, something Emma with her feisty and independent nature finds hard to abide by.
Emma longs for a home of her own for her family, but when the colony grants her request and builds her a two
door home things don't work out as she had planned. Emma believes one must be a good steward of one's trials as
well as one's gifts. It is only if she stays wrapped in the comfort of old thoughts, refusing to unbind herself
from the past to move forward, that problems will arise.
Emma knows that a hopeful soul learns to spin gold from the straw she’s been given. She has woven meaning into
the loose threads that have taken her life from Missouri, to Washington State, to Oregon.