In a well-spun tale, Vickie Hall takes us into the lives of Richard Kenyon, a Methodist minister, and his family. When Kenyon joins the LDS faith, converted by American missionary Ben Lochlan, his wife, along with most of his congregation, thinks he has taken leave of his senses, and the rocky relationship with his only brother, Robert, becomes even more strained.
Personal challenges in the Kenyon family, partly the result of Richard's conversion, stretch family members to the limit.
Persecution against the members of the fledgling branch in
Through it all, faith in the Lord and miracles large and small, keep the fledgling branch in
The author has done enough research to incorporate Welsh phrases, folklore, customs and descriptions of the Welsh countryside that sketch a picture of
Although there is a historical base for the book, it is definitely a romance novel, and one that would appeal mostly to women - older teens and adults.
- Rosemarie Howard