While a bit overly detailed and slow to engage, the pace of this story picks up partway through. Relevant biblical quotes throughout drive the story. The impact that forgiveness can have on a person is apparent in many of the characters.

After their families were killed by the Raber gang, Charlotte Spence finds herself caring for two Amish children. Zephaniah Parker found them and will travel cross-country with the children and Charlotte so they can be reunited with their Amish community. Seraphim Raber, aka the Angel of Death, is determined to find the children and his gang will kill anyone who gets in the way. Charlotte has secrets from her past that are destined to be revealed, as they are heading to the same community that excommunicated her family many years ago. Will they welcome her back? How will Zephaniah react to the truth? (BARBOUR, Jan., 320 pp., $12.99)
Reviewed by: 
Leslie L. McKee