Love Finds a Home Summary & Study Guide

Janette Oke
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The novel, "Love Finds a Home," tells the story of Belinda Davis' struggle to return to her hometown after serving as a private nurse for a wealthy Boston lady. Belinda has been living with Mrs. Stafford-Smyth as her personal nurse when the lady unexpectedly passes away. Belinda plans to return home but learns she must settle the estate, much of which has been left to her, first. At the lawyer's office that is handling the estate, Belinda becomes acquainted with an old love from her hometown. Despite a misunderstand and temporary breakup, the two meet each other again in their hometown where they learn the truth about their misunderstanding and are married.

Even though Belinda enjoys her home in Boston, she misses her family back in the town where she grew up. Belinda gets a chance to go home when Mrs. Stafford-Smyth makes a trip to New York with a friend. Belinda cannot help but feel that she no longer fits in to the community that she grew up in. Belinda is happy to return back to Boston but feels she is getting too accustomed to being waited on and pampered. Meanwhile, Belinda has been praying for Mrs. Stafford-Smyth to accept Jesus Christ as her savior. Shortly before she dies, Mrs. Stafford-Smyth is saved and encourages her staff to develop a relationship with Him also.

Things are complicated for Belinda when Mrs. Stafford-Smyth leaves much of her estate to Belinda in her will. Belinda spends several months trying to settle the estate. She knows that she does not want to live in the house alone. She has also been instructed by Mrs. Stafford-Smyth to use the home as a ministry. Belinda decides to make the house into a home for the elderly. During the time that she has also been spending time with Drew, an old friend, who is now working at a lawyer's office in Boston.

When the estate is finally settled, there is a misunderstanding where Drew breaks up with Belinda. He believes that she wishes to stay in Boston while he plans to return home. Belinda, in turn, believes that Drew wants to stay in Boston. The two are surprised to meet each other back in their hometown where Drew has set up a law office. With the help of Belinda's brother, the two clear up the situation, and they realize that they love one another. At the conclusion of the novel, Belinda and Drew are married.

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