I just finished this fiction book written by Francine Rivers. She can write! I was drawn in. The first few pages made me second guess the recommendations I received and then…I was sold! A long book which is hard on the busy mom…I want to read it more than time allows, but I did read it all, loved it, and am ready to start the second book in the series. Rivers is an incredible writer. Her descriptions and imagination are skillfully tied in with facts of the time period. Through the whole book her main character is a reminder of how we need to live. She is strong in her faith, humble and full of respect. I highly recommend this book.