April 14, 2015

The Wood's Edge

The Wood's Edge, written by Lori Benton, tells a story of the early days of the United States history.  You meet Major Reginald Aubrey as he and his wife deal with the trauma of the fighting at Fort William Henry in the year 1757.

The Major's wife, Heledd, has just delivered their baby.  Unfortunately, the baby does not survive!  Next, Reginald makes a decision that will follow them for the rest of their lives:  he replaces his dead baby for a living child of an abandoned woman who has just delivered twin boys:  one child white, like herself and the other one brown, like her Indian husband!

This white baby is named William as he enters his new family and quickly gains a sister, Anna, when a young girl is found in the ashes of Fort William with no parents.  This tale is interesting as you watch a young boy growing up with a mother who adores him and a young girl who is the apple of her father's eye!

The story gets very interesting when you see how this Indian family deals with the loss of their young son.  It is beautiful to see how they each have a life changing encounter with the God of this universe!

It is exciting to see how these two families are interwoven when they finally meet and how they each must trust in their God to bring things together for His glory!

I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for my unbiased review