A Mustard Seed
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.