Karen Witemeyer can spin a tale. I enjoyed this book and will continue he to read more of this author. I guess my favorite thing in the world is reading and has been since Jr High! Since I'm seventy-four now, it's safe to say I have read thousands of books! I truly enjoy the books written in the 1700 hundreds through early 1900 hundreds! I throw modern ones in from time to time, especially when I find myself using the language from back when! This was a good, well written book showing the love of the Father for His earthly children. His mercies endure forever. The characters she dreams up are like family by the time you do wish the book! Very endearing. Read it and be blessed!