What would you do if you had no home and no family? Where would you turn if every road ended at a brick wall? Sarah Bishop Hart, a small, gentle woman from the hills of Southwest Virginia, was born into a world without hope. When she was five years old, her father hired her out to a family she had never met. From that day, Sarah never knew a real home or what it was like to have a true family. "Keepsakes for the Heart" sets the life of Sarah Bishop Hart against the mountains and the coal mines, The Great Depression and two World Wars, the women's movement, and other upheavals of the twentieth century. Sarah's simple mountain philosophy offers a lesson to anyone who has ever thought about giving up, "You can be anything you want. You just got to be tough as an old pine knot. Trust God to take care of you. And keep the good things in your heart. Pull them out to keep you going when times are bad".