The seeds of change

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long time book discussion leader


The seeds of change (Leah’s garden #1)


Lauraine Snelling with Kiersti Giron



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327 pages


This is the first installment in the lives of the four Nielsen sisters: Larkspur, Forsythia, Delphinium and Lilac. Lark’s rather impetuous decision in her Ohio hometown to face a local gambler causes a rather speedy departure for the West; three sisters and their brother Clark, aka Larkspur, traveling as a man in an effort to protect her sisters.
The wagon train trip is a difficult one leaving the sisters, particularly Forsythia, in charge of three motherless children. They also gain the company of a young widowed doctor and his nephew who decide to homestead in the same area as the Nielsens.
Trials, tribulations, deaths, illnesses, all these beleaguer the travelers. Yet love, romance, blessings, friendships, all these abound as well. A delightful story that will get you hooked on Leah’s Garden.


5 out of 5

Suggested audience:

Fans of historical fiction

Christian impact:

A strong Christian story filled with Bible verses, prayer and a Christ-following lifestyle in the main characters.
The Seeds of Change (Leah's Garden, #1)

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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