Title: From Fields of Promise
Author: Rebekah Colburn
My rating 5 out of 5 stars.
I love reading historical fiction, though I have a few favorite timeframes, events, and authors I enjoy. What about you? Well, let me introduce you to an author who wrote Fields of Promise where two characters from two prior novels, On Grounds of Honor & For the Cause of Freedom, become the central players in this tale set in the aftermath of the Civil War. Other characters from the books mentioned above also make appearances, but the story’s central focus is on Mariah and Isaac.
Mariah became a widow shortly before the war ended, and Isaac came home to find that his wife had acted in an unseemly way while he was away. Both have broken hearts and a future that holds no promise. They own nothing and are dealing not just with broken hearts but ghosts from their pasts that crop up often, causing them to relive painful memories.
While Isaac is there to help Mariah save the family farm, other issues make living each day a challenge. What neither of them expected, wanted or planned for happened when they weren’t looking. What is it that happened? I will leave you to discover it when you read the book. I enjoyed how the author in her notes after the story shares her reason and hope in writing the book.
I found myself engaged in the scenes described and my heart tugged and pulled in the tale. The story shares hope after devastation, perseverance after multiple obstacles enter the characters’ paths, and the ultimate love of God woven throughout the novel. Each of her three novels I found fascinating and time flew as I kept turning the pages long into the night.
So, if you’re looking for some solid stories to give or receive this holiday season, look no further because Rebekah’s novels more than fit the heart!
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