What do you do when life throws you a curve?
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A P.G. Wodehouse novel The peaceful slumber of the Worcester village of Rudge-in-the-Vale is about to be rudely disrupted. First there's a bitter feud between peppery Colonel Wyvern and the Squire of Rudge Hall, rich but miserly Lester Carmody. Second, that arch-villain Chimp Twist has opened a health farm - and he and Soapy and…
Samuel Bellamy, his wife Anne, and their five children, Sarah, Sammy, Jesse, Rob, and Bob had it made. Samuel's work ethic and integrity catapulted him to a top managerial position in his company. The accompanying salary and benefits afforded the Bellamys a large, stately home in a fine Atlanta neighborhood, excellent educational opportunities for the kids, expensive vacations, club memberships, and all of the accoutrements that make life comfortable.
In an instant, though, life threw the Bellamys a curve. Samuel's company lost its footing and crumbled into a mish-mash of political factions that pushed it into bankruptcy.
Left with no job, no prospects for employment, and very little money, Samuel and Anne find themselves faced with some very difficult decisions. In the midst of their struggle, they receive a call from Anne's starchy, opportunistic great-aunt who, in typical Aunt Vivian fashion, appears just in the nick of time with a series of carefully crafted coincidences to help the Bellamys through their trouble. With no other viable options, the Bellamys accept Aunt Vivian's strategically timed offer to leave Atlanta for life in the country on the old, and deteriorated, family estate.
A family legacy, hidden treasure, new loves, and enduring friendships all reflect the faithfulness of God and remind the Bellamys of the words of the Psalmist, "I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging for bread."