A Mustard Seed
Destiny’s Whirlwind by Catherine Ulrich Brakefield is a Christian historical epic that entertains from the start.
Being set in 1898 it is the dawn of the modern age but life is still hard. People die from disease and treat others with caution. The American farmer has a hard life. Comprehensive descriptions enable the reader to ‘experience’ the rich landscape which is an unforgiving master.
A legacy of land and a deathbed promise is a heavy weight on a sixteen year olds shoulders.
The main character is an unconventional heroine with her tomboy clothes and her resilient and modern outlook on life that is underpinned by a strong faith.
Death is a part of life as the book deals with miscarriage, stillbirth and infant and maternal mortality. The community pulls together to take care of the widows and orphans.
Loss will either draw people to God or cause them to repel Him. No matter how hard life is, it is always best done in partnership with God.
Destiny’s Whirlwind is an epic tale of love, loss, life and with godly wisdom to be gained along the way.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
Julia, thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to read and post this lovely review! It is because of Christians liked yourself that writers like myself continue to write and proclaim the heart-felt story that our Lord and Savior places upon our hearts to tell.