What a great story! If you like to feel immersed in a story so much that you deeply feel what the characters are going through, then this is one you want to get.
The story is based around a German immigrant community in Michigan in the late 1800’s. We become Annalisa Werner right from the start as she deals with the death of her husband and her future is laid out by her father and other men in the community-giving her no say in what happens to her and her children. With no hope of anything better and no faith that God cares for a struggling young woman, Annalisa resigns herself to the fact that she will be marrying a cousin she doesn’t know just as soon as he can get to America.
Carl, the son of a baron, comes into the picture. He’s not really spoiled or apathetic to the plight of these immigrants from his homeland. He just really doesn’t have a clue about who they are and what they go through just to survive. Running from a crime he did not commit, Carl finds himself in the middle of this community helping Annalisa until her groom shows up. Carl grows-up and learns how to take on responsibility instead of running away, while Annalisa learns to trust in a man and have faith in God.
Again, this is a great story. It is the first I have read by Jody Hedlund, but it will not be the last.To read an excerpt of this book--click here--or on the title above!
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I received this book free of charge from Bethany House Publishers in exchange of an honest review.