This book has a unique and cute story line, but I had a hard time getting into the book. I’m not sure what my problem with it was. I think I mostly struggled with the style of writing, not the story itself.
The story starts with a Mennonite family in Russia, who finds themselves in a situation where they are needing to move to America immediately. Trouble ensues during their travels, and they find themselves in Kansas in a situation that they hadn’t expected. Friendships, romances, and trust in God all find their place in this story.
Sawyer writes from her own family’s experiences as she weaves this story about Eli and Lillian. She brings real life to the characters, as she tells their story in her own unique way.
If you enjoy reading historical fiction and enjoy learning about the Mennonite people and their faith, you will want to pick up this book from Bethany House Publishers.