This book was a sociological experience for me. I knew nothing about the life of a farmer and how dependent they are on mother-nature; of course it's obvious now, but I never thought about it. It is also about the disease of alcoholism and how it can ravage a family. The protagonist, Ben, guided his family through their perils with a firm, loving hand. He was loving and non-judgmental toward his wife, but always acting in the best interests of his girls. He kept them safe and secure. They trusted him and knew they could always depend on him. A great read about strength, character, love and faith. I will hold this book close to my heart and return to it again and again for the lessons of honesty, respect, integrity and kindness that it conveys. I look forward to reading this writer's other works.
By Katherine Jones