Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Fields of Grace
With their eldest son nearly to the age when he will be drafted into military service, Reinhardt and Lillian Vogt decide to immigrate to America, the land of liberty, with their three sons and Reinhardt's adopted brother, Eli. But when tragedy strikes during the voyage, Lillian and Eli are forced into an agreement neither desires.
Determined to fulfill his obligation to Reinhardt, Eli plans to see Lillian and her sons safely settled on their Kansas homestead--and he's equally determined that the boys will be reared in the Mennonite faith. What he doesn't expect is his growing affection for Lillian--and the deep desire to be part of a family.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Fields Of Grace, go HERE
Review: Wouldn't we go to any lengths for our children? To protect them? To give them the best life possible? What if that "length" included moving to an entirely new country. I couldn't help think about my own boys as I read this wonderful book by Kim Vogel Sawyer. Although written in fiction style, it is a historically accurate account of this family.
My heart was broken as they made the ocean trip and faced the loss of not one, but two family members. I questioned my own level of faith as I "walked" this journey with them as they built their new home in Kansas.
There are a lot of Amish/Mennonite style books being written right now. A lot of them seem to have very similar story lines; however, you will be pleasantly surprised that this is not "typical".