Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Though Mountains Fall by Dale Cramer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Dale Cramer series "The Daughters of Caleb Bender" book #3 Though Mountains Fall.
In the previous books 1-2 we saw how this family had moved from their quite amish community to the mountains of Mexico to Paradise Valley to avoid having their children made to go to public schools.
Life was hard in Mexico and they had to forge their way making homes and clearing lands for their planting. hard work and perseverence had their amish community in Paradise Valley growing, others had came and it would be ideal if only there was not the problems of the Mexican soldiers who would steal from them and were dangerous around the amish young women.
We see that Miriam had fallen in Love with one of the mexicans and he with her and he spent much time with Caleb working with him and learning his ways. They respected one another but that still did not make Caleb want his daughter to be close to this man. Amish were meant to marry Amish and were shunned when they stepped outside of their faith.
When their existance is threatened, Caleb turns to the Mexican Goverment for help and the help he gets becomes more then what he expected and finally he wonders can they continue to live in this harsh land.
Watching helplessly as daughters Rachel, Miriam and Emma are drawn to their destinies, Caleb is forced to confront the most important decision of his life.
I enjoyed reading the stories of each of these women and you will too, in this third book we learn some of the things that have happened on the journey to Mexico and how it changed the lives of the Amish group
I was given this book by Baker Publishing group-Bethany House for an honest review, whic I have done above....Loved this series and in particular this book #3