Sunday, February 17, 2013
Though Mountains Fall by Dale Cramer
The Daughters of Caleb Bender #3
Now in its fourth year, the Amish settlement in Mexico is thriving. But as new settlers arrive, sons and daughters marry, babies are born, and crops grow thick, a storm looms on the horizon.
When their very existence is threatened by attacking bandits, the settlers of Paradise Valley turn to the government for help, only to find the cruel troops an equal threat to their way of life. Tried by fire and riven by war, Caleb and his daughters are forced to confront their separate destinies
Cafe Lily's Review:
As I said in my very first post about this series, if you've given up on Amish Fiction, these books just might change your mind. This book was intense and had themes and situations you normally do not see in Amish fiction.
In this book, we meet up again with the Bender family and their neighbors who are still making a valiant effort to establish an Amish settlement in Mexico.
Amish folks? In Mexico?
You'll have to read the first book to find out how it all begins, but the story is based on actual events in history that I wasn't aware of until reading book one, Paradise Valley.
In Though Mountains Fall, things have escalated and the settlement is forced to try and find help from the Mexican government, in order to protect themselves. The "help" they receive isn't exactly what they had in mind, and they have to rely on their families and faith to see them through difficult times. I really enjoyed the way the author developed the characters and the unique situations they faced. The end of the book left me wondering if there will be another in this series, and if so, I'd be anxious to read that one as well.
Disclosure of Material Connection:
I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.