This is an excellent debut novel. The author has written a story with wonderful characters and a story line that I thoroughly enjoyed. I was pulled into Becky’s story from the first pages and didn’t want to put it down after I had started it. This is also a wonderful story showing God’s love and care for His children during times of tragedy and loss. The author certainly captured the feel of life in rural Illinois during the 1800’s. This is definitely one that I recommend to the reader who enjoys really good historical fiction. I am certainly looking forward to reading more by this author.