Amish pacifism is sorely tested in the Paradise Valley settlement in the 1920s. When an army of bandits descends on them, the Amish are saved by the last-minute arrival of government troops. But they soon learn that soldiers can be as cruel as the bandits themselves. Then a bishop travels to Mexico, and Caleb's daughters are finally able to marry, though the ban still looms for Miriam even as her beloved Domingo decides he must go off to fight in the coming war. As Caleb's frail hope of peace and freedom in Mexico slips away, he is left to ponder the question: In times of trouble, on whom should we rely?
This is the third and final book in the Daughters of Caleb Bender series. I have been looking forward to this final book in this series. Yet, I am sad to see it come to the conclusion of the series.
The Daughters of Caleb Bender series is about an Amish family in 1920 who moves his family to Paradise Valley, Mexico to escape religious persecution in Ohio. What they encounter is nothing they could have ever imagined. The novels are inspired by actual events from his family.
I would recommend that you read the first two books of the series before you read this one. The other books do stand alone. This one really focuses on all the characters and the life changing decisions about the future of each character, families, and the entire Amish settlement.
This series is unlike any other Amish Fiction I have read. I have truly enjoyed seeing the faith, resolve, unpredictable suspense in this novel. Thank you for another great story.
This book has been provided to me my by Bethany House Publisher free of charge and in no way was I asked to give a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.