This is a story of lies, anger, hatred, great tragedy and mystery but also of love. Lynn Austin is a wonderful story teller and has a way of making her characters most interesting. She includes humor and heartbreak. God's love is always at the center of her writing. Over the last few years she has become my favourite author and this is another book I could not put down.
Even though the characters used some phrases that seemed a bit modern (such as Frank calling his wife a rude slang word for harlot that wasn't that commonly used before the 1960's), this is a nice mystery. A little clearer showing of Eliza's father, Henri, conveying his faith and petitioningthe LORD to help him give his daughter agood future would have added a nice finishing touch.
I did not like this book at all I thought it took too long to get too the point, and I thought there was so much hate in the book that it over took everything else for me. I was so taken by her Chronicles of the Kings books and Reign of Fire, I guess I like the stuff that has the history in it, but those books were so good, that I am finding it hard to enjoy these others as much.