Thursday, November 17, 2011
I've read almost every book that Kim Sawyer has out there, and I had to have this one too. It looked different, and it is different. Set in Alaska, this book is about Clay, Vivian, and Lizzie. All have obstacles to overcome, and all learn from the journey that they take through the story.
Clay and his step-sister, Vivian, move to a native village in Alaska to be missionaries. On their way to the village, they meet Lizzie, a village outcast who lives on her own. Clay and Vivian reach out to Lizzie, and risk the disapproval of the tribal leaders, and being forced to leave.
Lizzie plans to leave Alaska and reunite with her father in the states, but is torn by her attraction for the white missionary. And Clay is torn between his affection for Lizzie, and his calling from God to minister to the village people.
Vivian has her own set of problems too, and while I was interested in Vivian, I felt that she carried me away from Clay and Lizzie, whom I really wanted to stay with more than her.
I really enjoyed learning about the Athabascan culture, and about native village life in 19th century Alaska. As I said before, this book is very different from any other Kim Sawyer book I've read.
Kim has done an excellent job of intertwining the element of faith by showing the reader how simple the gift of salvation really is. This is one of the things I love about her writing.
"A Whisper of Peace is a good book, and I gave it five stars, but in giving an honest review, I have to say that like some of Kim's other books a little bit better.
Posted by J M F at 9:57 PM