When I started this book, I thought it was going to be a typical historical fiction romance. This book is anything but typical. There is a depth and beauty to the story that really is far beyond the norm. The writing is beautiful, and I really look forward to reading more by Siri Mitchell.I have to admit that at first I was really drawn to the cover. I am a total sucker for a good cover, and in my opinion this book has a great one! Once I started reading, I was really drawn into the story. The story is very complex and not at all a light fluffy romance. The characters are well rounded, and both the characters and the story take the reader to unexpected places. There was an incredible amount of information just about the daily lives of these early Americans.I'd highly recommend this book. While it's labeled as Christian Fiction, any lover of historical romance will enjoy the book. As I stated before, this isn't a light, fluffy romance. This story will pull you in and keep you reading. I finished the book in one day - I couldn't put it down. Definitely a book worth reading and recommending.
Wow! Siri Mitchell really is a great writer. I recommend you get all her books! This one just drew you in and kept you there and then had twists and turns you wouldn't see coming which are always great in a book! Our Book Club did this book, too, and each one of them loved it. They felt like it became their own world!!
This is wonderful story about coming of age and deciding what you truly believe about God, life, family, and love. Susannah has been raised in a strict and traditional Puritan home. She follows all the rules and says all the right things. When Daniel is sent to the area to guard against Indians, Susannahs heart is capture by someone so different then herself. A manipulative man bullies her father into accepting a marriage proposal for her. Susannah must decide if she wants to keep the life she has always known and marry an abusive man or flee with the man she loves and start a new life. This book doesnt have a predictable happy ending but Susannah transforms from a girl to a woman and must stand for what she believes in on her own.
Non-fiction is my forte', but this time period in pre-USA history fascinates me and I appreciated a non-witch hunt perspective. The story is interesting, but lacked a Christian message with characters only contributing tidbits of religion.