Young Alcy Callen traveled with her father to meet her estranged step-uncle. The reunion didn't go as planned and the path it sets Alcy on will change not only her life but the lives of an entire group of people.
I picked up this book because its sequel had been recommended to me and, well, I hate to read anything out of order. By the time I closed the book, I knew I had been taken on a journey I wouldn't soon forget. This book is awash in Scripture and it is done in such a way that it fits flawlessly into the plot. In order for Alcy to survive, and even thrive, her reliance on the Word is paramount and it changes the lives of everyone around her.
There is so much to love about this book. Alcy's interaction with her rescuer and with his family was tender and poignant. Her struggle to come to terms with the direction her life had taken was so authentic and easy to relate to for anyone who has been blindsided by life.
I'm so glad I took the time to read this stirring novel that touches on the cost of doing God's will no matter the circumstances. I'm even more eager to read the next book and will be watching for anything else by this author.
In the Spring of 1817, Alcy Callen and her father visit a step-uncle they have long presumed dead; but instead of enjoying a loving reunion, they are plunged into treachery and deceit. Nothing is as they expected and little is what it seems. Even the man who helps her escape is not the reliable suitor he appears.Alcy is caught between gratitude and fear, unable to avoid her rescuer's attentions or understand the responses they stir. Neither can she tell what sort of man he is or what he intends to do with her in the strange place they are going. Will he keep her for himself or will he sell her to the highest bidder? Of one person only is she certain, but will he come for her before it is too late?"