A lot went on at “The Wood’s Edge”. Major Reginald Aubrey makes a choice that will haunt him & affect the lives of all involved for years. The Major’s secret grabbed me in the first pages and took me on a journey of heartbreak, hardships, and of unlikely friendships. This father’s lies will be discovered and played out at the wood’s edge. I liked how different individual’s faith brought families together and how their faith taught forgiveness in such a unique way. This was a powerful story of faith, repentance, redemption and of God’s grace. I really liked this story and I recommend it as it is one of my favorite reads of 2015..
I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.
From the back of the book:
At the wood’s edge cultures collide. Can two families survive the impact?
The 1757 New York frontier is home to the Oneida tribe and to British colonists, yet their feet rarely walk the same paths.
On the day Fort William Henry falls, Major Reginald Aubrey is beside himself with grief. His son, born that day, has died in the arms of his sleeping wife. When Reginald comes across an Oneida mother with newborn twins, one white, one brown, he makes a choice that will haunt the lives of all involved. He steals the white baby and leaves his own child behind. Reginald’s wife and foundling daughter, Anna, never suspect the truth about the boy they call William, but Reginald is wracked by regret that only intensifies with time, as his secret spreads its devastating ripples.
When the long buried truth comes to light, can an unlikely friendship forged at the wood’s edge provide a way forward? For a father tormented by fear of judgment, another by lust for vengeance. For a mother still grieving her lost child. For a brother who feels his twin’s absence, another unaware of his twin’s existence. And for Anna, who loves them both—Two Hawks, the mysterious Oneida boy she meets in secret, and William, her brother. As paths long divided collide, how will God direct the feet of those who follow Him?
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