This final installment in the Family Heirloom series has the Samuels family needing to rely on their faith in God as they face a heartbreaking loss. The heroine’s conflict is well depicted.

Dr. Marcus Samuels has spent 12 years in Japan as a medical missionary. Keiko Oichi spent time in America as an exchange student and has worked at the hospital for five years. When Marcus learns his mother is ill, he leaves immediately and Keiko goes with him. But Keiko has been promised to a Japanese man since age 11. Will she find the courage to tell her parents that she and Marcus plan to marry? (WHISKEY CREEK, Sep., 326 pp., $15.95)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley