Examining the issue of who is in control
of our lives from many different angles, Aarsen's writing evokes realistic emotions that create an almost physical empathetic reaction to Leslie's different dilemmas. Complex marriage and mothering issues are explored, and Leslie's true-to-life journey of faith is completely believable
and touching.

Leslie Vandekeere has experienced her share of trials in her marriage, career and financial life. When her husband agrees to run his family's farm in Montana for a year, Leslie reluctantly goes along -- but only for a year.

The job of farmer's wife is not what former ER nurse Leslie expects. Culture shock and her husband's judgmental family make her want to turn and run. Does she have what it takes to stick it out? (WARNER FAITH, Sep., 336 pp., $12.99)
Reviewed by: 
Melissa Parcel