The story is told from multiple perspectives and over multiple years as we live through memories to understand how these characters ended up where they are today. I especially found fascinating the sections about Jerusha's husband, Reuben, and his struggle over being an Amish man fighting in World War II. The author places his story in a real town during a real storm and there was a lot of detail about which roads were being plowed and where they were looking for her, which felt a bit tedious to me. While I don't usually think of men reading Amish books, I could see them liking this story because of these aspects. This is a touching story of loss, forgiveness, and hope and I look forward to reading more by this author.
I received this book free from Harvest House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.
Patrick E. Craig is a lifelong writer and musician who left a successful songwriting and performance career in the music industry to follow Christ in 1984. He spent the next 26 years as a worship leader, seminar speaker, and pastor in churches, and at retreats, seminars and conferences all across the western United States. After ministering for a number of years in music and worship to a circuit of small churches, he is now concentrating on writing and publishing both fiction and non-fiction books. Patrick and his wife Judy make their home in northern California and are the parents of two adult children and have five grandchildren. for more than 30 years.