Rachel D’Evereau has everything the world can offer–wealth and prestige, striking beauty, a successful husband, and a profession she loves. Yet, when a series of catastrophes begin to shatter the secure, comfortable walls that surround her life, she is forced to admit long-suppressed feelings of insecurity and worthlessness. Rachel returns to her ancestral plantation home where she confronts the painful secrets that have haunted and challenged members of her family for generations. Her quest to rekindle the spiritual flames that guided her as a child take her on an unexpected journey, a journey from darkness into light. Celebration! is a sweeping saga filled with characters whose lives blaze across the pages of history, from the genteel South of the early 1800‘s to the tumultuous landscapes of modern America. It is also a powerful and moving novel that captures the journey each of us must take if we are to accept our true identity as God’s worthy children. “There was a lantern in her soul that called reassuringly, ‘Come home, child, come home’– a lantern that had been there always.”
Glimpse of Splendor
Having forgiven her father and tentatively embraced her own worth, Rachel D’evereau ends her first year at Belle St. Marie. She plans to lead a quiet life endeavoring to educate the poor children on her family’s ancestral plantation.
On the other side of the world, a man has a different plan for Rachel.
Forever changed by a single bullet, international journalist Mark Goodman redefines success: Live— Walk again— Return home to Louisiana to claim his first and only love, Rachel D’Evereau.
Finally healed of his injury, Mark plans a surprise visit home to claim his beloved. The timing is perfect.
Or so Mark thinks.
Upon his arrival, he encounters obstacles he never expected. A political race endangers his family’s longstanding honor and weakens his appeal to Rachel. Rachelʼs dysfunctional family continues to undermine her sense of worth. She is detached from God and so desperate to find peace she is contemplating marrying Louis Simone, a wealthy suitor who offers her a life of ease.
Has Mark arrived in time? Will Rachel embrace the true basis of her worth and be freed to love again?
Set against the backdrop of Louisiana’s intriguing 20th century plantation culture, Glimpse of Splendor engulfs the reader in the sustained wind of steadfast love–both human and divine, the cleansing breeze of forgiveness, and the roar of Louisiana politics.
Cleverly crafted, elegantly written, this novel once again delivers the life-altering power of Kay Moserʼs classic, Celebration!