By Kim Vogel Sawyer
With their eldest son approximately to the age whilst he'll be drafted into army provider, Reinhardt and Lillian Vogt choose to immigrate to the US, the land of liberty, with their 3 sons and Reinhardt's followed brother, Eli. but if tragedy moves throughout the voyage, Lillian and Eli are compelled into an contract neither wishes. decided to meet his legal responsibility to Reinhardt, Eli plans to determine Lillian and her sons accurately settled on their Kansas homestead--and he is both made up our minds that the men could be reared within the Mennonie religion. What he does not anticipate is his transforming into affection for Lillian--and the deep wish to join a kin.
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Reinhardt slashed his hand as if erasing his son’s words. “A man thinks of others before himself. ” He pointed at Lillian. ” For a moment, remorse flashed in Henrik’s eyes, but it disappeared when Reinhardt continued. “You would sneak back to Gnadenfeld after all we have done for you? ” “Did I ask you to leave things behind for me? I wanted to stay! ” Henrik’s voice, normally low-toned, came out as a screech. ” Reinhardt banged his thumb against his chest. “I know what is best. ” He leaned forward, his nose inches from Henrik’s.
Were the Friesens included in that number? She couldn’t remember. ” Henrik pinched his lips into a scowl. “Two years from now . ” “But school! I want to finish school. I want to be a teacher, not a farmer. ” Lillian experienced true remorse at the thought of Henrik working in fields rather than studying books. He had always been a thinker, and it seemed a shame to waste the gift of a good mind. “And what if our villagers settle somewhere other than where Father takes us? ” No assurances came to Lillian.
We get to go on a big ship, Henrik! ” He filled his cheeks with air and held the breath. Reinhardt tapped the top of Jakob’s head. ” Jakob blew out his breath in a noisy whoosh, flashed Henrik a grin, then spooned a bite of potatoes into his mouth. Lillian smiled indulgently at Jakob. The child’s sunny personality always brought a lift to her heart. Nothing—not even leaving their home and all they knew—could dampen Jakob’s exuberance. She glanced at her middle son, Joseph. He sat silently, eating his meal with his head low.
Fields of Grace by Kim Vogel Sawyer