“I’ve always wondered what it takes for a person to truly be called to leave their home, family and country behind to help spread the word of ones faith. Going into another culture, traditions and settings seem overwhelming to even think about. I found Will and Katherine’s story touching, romantic and brave.
Besides the beautiful love story that unfolds for the reader, Caldwell also shined a bright light on the Mennonite religion (which I knew little about) and the aspects of missionary work in China in the early twentieth century. Faith and religion is what drives the missionary’s to China but the book truly focuses on love. Love of marriage, love of community and overall how much you would or will sacrifice in the face of tragedy. Beautifully written with honesty, tenderness and in your face boldness. I’m pleasantly surprised in the great treasure I found in Will and Katherine’s story.
Tina wrote this review Monday, December 6, 2010.