A book a day...keeps insanity away! I am an avid book reader. When I am not reading, I love to play the piano, sing, or shop until I drop! Reading has been a huge part of my life since I was young and my Mom introduced me to the public library! Since then I have not stopped reading! I hope you enjoy my reviews!
“Promise me, Ethan, no matter what, you must stay here! You can’t make a sound! Promise me you won’t!”
Caught in the middle of a massacre in Lawrence, Kansas, during the Civil War, Leah Donaldson, a twenty-year-old Mormon governess, must risk everything to save two children in her care—and she lives to pay dearly for the decision. Young Ethan Pace loves Leah and can hardly stay still as she is taken away by the enemy for refusing to reveal where he and his sister are hiding.
Five years later, Ethan desperately searches for her, trying to reconcile all that has happened and grappling with his feelings for her. Still idealizing Leah, he hopes she has survived and that he can help her get to Zion and her people. But after everything she’s been through since they last met, will Leah overcome her regrets and allow love into her life? Will she come to see Ethan as the caring man he has become rather than the lovesick boy she once knew?
Overall I think this is a nice read. While I enjoyed the premise of the book, I felt like the main character Ethan, who was a fourteen year old boy, acted much younger than a normal fourteen year old would. His character acted more like an 8-10 year old and it really bothered me. However, the pace of the story was just right,it kept my attention and held it to the end. While it was hard for me to stomach the massacre others may not have that problem. I was really kind of sad at the end, it was not the resolution I was hoping for! Yet this is still a powerful story that shows true courage and faith in the face of evil. It is worth the time to read it!