Thursday, March 17, 2016

Book Review: Elizabeth of Saginaw Bay by Donna Winters

 Elizabeth of Saginaw Bay (Great Lakes Romances Book 12)

Elizabeth of Saginaw Bay (Great Lakes Romances Book 12) 

From Amazon:

The taste of wedding cake is still sweet in Elizabeth Morgan’s mouth when she sets out from York State for the new State of Michigan. Her handsome bridegroom, Jacob, has bought land in the frontier town of Riverton in the Saginaw Valley, and Elizabeth dreams of building a home and raising her family in a pleasant community like the one where she grew up. But she hasn’t counted on the problems that arise the moment she sets foot on the untamed shore of the Saginaw River. 

Riverton is almost non-existent. Her temporary lodgings are crude and infested with insects. And a dangerous disease breaks out among the neighboring Indians, threatening the white folk as well. Desperately, she seeks a way out of the forest that holds her captive, but God seems to have cut off all possible exits. Surely, He can’t mean for her to stay in this raw wilderness?

My Thoughts:

I was drew into the story of Elizabeth of Saginaw Bay with great descriptions of the untamed Michigan forests of long ago.  Where the only way you might get from one town to another is by the river. Full of history we are given wonderful insights as to what the State of Michigan might of  looked like when it was first being settled.

The author Donna Winters writes how it would feel to just be dropped into that wilderness without any warning.  Elizabeth quickly became my favorite character as she longed for home but learned to adapt till she could get there.  She wasn't afraid to share her faith in God, her knowledge, or her friendship throughout the story.

This story flows well and has many twists and turns that kept me wanting to read more.  I love it when I feel as though I gained some knowledge while reading a book that was so enjoyable. 

A wonderful read!  

I downloaded this book on Kindle on a Free day ...(unfortunately it's no longer free)

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