This is a captivating story with heart! Fields of Grace, by Kim Vogel Sawyer captured my attention immediately and held it throughout. First, I love the title – Fields of Grace – don’t we all need that in our lives?! Sawyer takes her readers on a journey that includes tragedy, pain and heartbreak, along with faith, hope and love. And she does is with expert storytelling and the right amount of drama.
Reading of how early Mennonite families happened to immigrate to America from Russia was very interesting. The strength of character and determination to settle, and not only survive, but to actually thrive in a new country where you don’t speak the language, is clearly shown in this story. It also shows us how God’s love can take the tragedies that happen in life, and turn them into triumph instead, but only if we allow Him too.
Fields of Grace
By Kim Vogel Sawyer
Will their Mennonite faith be shaken or strengthened by the journey to a new land?
With their eldest son nearly to the age when he will be drafted into military service, Reinhardt and Lillian Vogt decide to immigrate to America, the land of liberty, with their three sons and Reinhardt's adopted brother, Eli. But when tragedy strikes during the voyage, Lillian and Eli are forced into an agreement neither desires.
Determined to fulfill his obligation to Reinhardt, Eli plans to see Lillian and her sons safely settled on their Kansas homestead--and he's equally determined that the boys will be reared in the Mennonite faith. What he doesn't expect is his growing affection for Lillian--and the deep desire to be part of a family.