n all simplicity and with the grace that she was known for, Elise prepared to say good-bye. While Buddy was already staying with the Sisters, knowing that she could no longer truly take care of them, Elise decided to send the girls to a ...
Author: Denise Keustermans
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
An infant abandoned at a convent in 1836 triumphs over adversity, giving rise to an inspiring lineage that spans generations and continents. From Kessel-Lo, Belgium, to Lovelady, Texas, and back again, meet the descendants of the foundling christened Francis Nona as they overcome heartbreak, poverty, and deprivation through hard work, determination, and their love for one another. The life of Elise, Francis Nona’s granddaughter, takes center stage in this powerful narrative. Elise’s courageous lifelong journey to create her own joy through unfathomable hardship, as well as the many stories of her devoted siblings and children, demonstrates that the bonds of family across generations and vast distances, orphaning, and two world wars can be steadfast and indestructible.