I had heard Lauraine Snelling was a great author so I was excited to have the opportunity to review one of her books. When I chose this book I made sure it was the first in a series so I would understand what was going on. Unfortunately this book is really a continuation of her other series. A lot of the main characters were from other books and there was very little background provided about them. I spent most of the book confused about who all the characters were and what may or may not have happened to them in other series.
I thought this story was going to be about Mirium and Trygve but it was really about his family and the town of Blessing. I kept skipping ahead looking for supposed main characters because they aren’t even mentioned until halfway through the book! This book was clearly meant to build on the other books by the author, so why in the world was this billed as the beginning of a series? If you have read all the author’s other books you may like this one, but otherwise stay far far away.
I was given this book by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for a fair review.