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Sparrow On A House Top

  •  Marry in haste, repent at leisure. Is that to be Sara Holden's fate?
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Release Date:
June 1, 2017
Cover Artist:
Carol Fiorillo

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In 1943 Sara Carson leaves her farm home and goes to Orange, Texas to work in the ship yards. There she meets and falls in love with soldier Kent Holden. Three days later they are married. Less than a week after that he ships out to North Africa. Sara moves back to the farm to help her mother with her ailing grandmother and her father who is losing his hold on reality.

Now it is 1945. Germany has surrendered and Kent is coming home. Sara comes to grips with the realization that she has married a stranger. She loves her husband, but she doesn't know him. She has married in haste. Is she condemned to repent at leisure? 


Kent led her to the couch, pushed her down, and sat beside her. "I am going to make you so happy. Father has made me a partner in his car dealership. I know how hard you worked on that farm. You will never have to work that hard again. I am going to--"

She stopped him by laying her finger across his lips. "Shouldn't you be saying we are going to?"

"I got carried away." He took her hand in his and kissed her fingertips. His expression grew serious. "I have wasted so much of my life behaving like a juvenile delinquent. Four years of war made me grow up. Now all I want is a home and a stable, peaceful life. I want you to be the queen of my home. I love you, Sara."

His sweet words melted her heart. Gone were any thoughts of objecting to his plans. "Tell me more about our home and our family."

"You and I are our family." He hugged her and then released her. "I don't want children."

"Why not?" His words cut through Sara like a rusty knife.

"I have my reasons." He stood and rammed his hands into his pockets. His face set in hard lines. "One of them is, I know nothing about my birth parents."

"I always dreamed of being a mother." This was a Kent she didn't know. "Not knowing about your birth parents means nothing to me."

"On this one subject there is no compromise. Sorry, Sara, but that's the way it is." He sat beside her once again. "Mother says we can stay here as long as we want, but I think we should find an apartment as soon as possible." He tagged his statement with a cautious, "What do you think?"

She thought she had to change his mind about not wanting children. 

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  1. ...took me by complete surprise! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Aug 2017

    Sparrow on a Housetop by Billie Houston took me by complete surprise! Houston depicted the time period accurately without dragging out any unnecessary details to bog the story down, following through with character growth and development. I must say I enjoyed the references to a few books that I recognized!

    The horrendous harshness of battles that the soldiers faced, effected the outcome of their homecoming and the start of new lives. Sara faced the unknown of what life would be with a husband that she only knew a few days before going off to war. To the surprise and shock of her family, Kent is somewhat welcomed into an eclectic array of family members...on both sides of the family.

    I have to say, my feelings for Kent were not favorable at first, as Houston used her skill of writing to make my emotions doubt his sincerity about his love for Sara and then building suspicion of what his character was really about.

    Throughout the story, faith may or may not touch and heal lives as we can easily recognize the life altering events that happen... possible the same occurrences that have touched our own lives.

    Yes, of course I cried at the end a little bit, but remembering that we don't always understand the ways of God, He is always in control!

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