It's 1905. Women's voices are silenced in public and stifled at home. The womans suffrage debate is raging. And hope for Oklahoma statehood is rising.
Amid the tumult, independent-spirited Ella McFarland reaches for her dream--teaching at Oklahoma Territory's Worthington School for Girls. But gossip surrounding her sister's unwed motherhood has reached the prestigious institution, and Ella fears she'll be limited to grueling work on her father's farm in Indian Territory. Her fate lies in the hands of the all-male school board. Might one kind-hearted panel member, the strikingly handsome Mr. Evans, help make her dream come true?
Awaiting the board's decision, Ella rescues an abused sharecropper's daughter and is forced to make decisions about her faith, family, and aspirations. With new love budding in her heart, what will it take for her to find God's will amid the storm surrounding her?
1st Place winner of the 2014 Jerry Jenkins Operation First Novel Award and the 2016 American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award, The Calling of Ella McFarland explores one young woman's devotion to a serendipitous calling, the transformative effect of an unlikely friendship, and the healing power of love.