Laina Gray has lived through a nightmare of abuse and deprivation. U.S. Army soldiers discover her half-starved and hiding in the cellar of a soddy that has just undergone Indian attack. Laina is taken to Fort Robinson and placed in the care of an elderly black woman named Granny Max, whose unconditional love and unswerving faith in God gently guide her back to physical and emotional health. Yet Laina's ordeals are far from over. The coming trials require every ounce of her newborn faith, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. Which man should she trust with her future? The First Sergeant who found her in the cellar, or a handsome man from her past who could air her SECRETS ON THE WIND (4)? Stephanie Grace Whitson surprises and delights with each unexpected plot twist in Laina's touching journey of faith. Not your run-of-the-mill romance. (Oct., 320 pp., $12.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson