FIELDS OF GRACE
Sawyer's latest novel provides rich detail about establishing a farm in 1872. It takes the reader through every step, from building sod houses to planting the fields and harvesting them. The reader can feel the children's joy and wonderment at each new discovery and Henrik's torment at leaving his homeland. However, Lillian's remembrances of life in Gnadenfeld and of Reinhardt slow the story down and make it seem longer than it is.