A Life Once Dreamed

Reviewed by:

Edna Johnson of Faith Baptist in Winfield, IL


A Life Once Dreamed


Rachel Fordham




Publication date:



Print book


325 pages


Agnes Pratt leaves Buffalo, NY to escape a marriage that would prove disastrous for the man she loved and escape a shocking secret. She found life in Penance, Dakota territory very satisfying while teaching as she is known as Miss Aggie. But the past has a way of catching up with us: a new doctor to town is Agnes’ old friend and sweetheart, James Harris. He, of course, wants to know why she left Buffalo and him behind.

A fire leaves an unwanted baby which Agnes takes in to raise. She risks her future if she keeps this baby of unknown parentage. She promises to tell James her secret after they doctor the people of town through a scarlet fever epidemic. Can you really ever escape such secrets?

I did particularly like this book.

5 out of 5

Suggested audience:

History buffs, late teen and adults

Christian impact:

It is a challenge not to judge a person by his birth  but God accepts those who want to come to Him.

A Life Once Dreamed




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