Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Quiet Promise by Anita Stansfield

A Quiet Promise by Anita Stansfield

This second vol. in the Barrington Family Saga is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit after much tribulation and sorrow. I was thinking at one time that James was just too perfect, but Anita shows him to have human frailties like us all. Eleanore is a person I connect with, as she always looks on the positive aspects of life, even in these pioneer times. I have the utmost of admiration for my 19 direct line Mormon Pioneer ancestors who went through what James and Eleanore went through. James was afraid to have Eleanore share her newly found faith and religion with anyone in their Iowa City Community, for fear they would be persecuted for their "strange" beliefs. The kind of love James and Eleanore share is one to treasure, even with James not being of the same faith. James has had to grapple with fears he had during his difficult childhood, not seeming to measure up to his parents' standards, having to live in the shadow of his older, deceased siblings. Even though the age difference is significant between James and Eleanore, they seem to have a deep understanding of what constitutes a good marriage. I'm looking forward to reading At Heaven's Door and Promise of Zion, the last two of this very rich saga. I highly recommend this entire series to anyone interested in Mormon Pioneer history.

Forever Friends Rating 5 Stars by Teri
Until next time, Happy Reading!!!

A Quiet Promise (Barrington Family Saga Volume 2)
by Anita Stansfield
ISBN-13: 9781598113730 Pub. Date: August 2007

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