Saturday, November 17, 2012
A Home in Drayton Valley Review
I love historical fiction and Kim Vogel Sawyer filled this book, A Home in Drayton Valley, with lots of detail from the late 1800's. The main characters, Tarsie Raines and Joss Brubacher, along with Simon and Ruth, pull you in to their lives and you can't help but feel their pain, sorrow, and joy. The sweetness between Simon and Ruth will make you smile too.
Joss's wife, Mary, is very sick. Her friend, Tarsie, helps convince Joss that Mary needs to leave New York and go to Kansas and raise their children there. Mary knows she is dying and wants to hook Joss up with Tarsie. Joss isn't a Christian but Mary and Tarsie are. Mary's dying request is that Tarsie be God's love to Joss & Mary's kids and Joss himself. Now loving the kids isn't a problem, but loving Joss? That's another thing entirely. If Joss wasn't gruff and rough, maybe it wouldn't be too difficult, but he's not the most loving man to encounter.
I did not want to put this book down. The details about how life was like for both black and white people was both interesting and sad to read. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction and sweet love stories.
I received this book for free from BethanyHouse in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received or expected.