In Book Two of the Change and Cherish series,
Emma Giesy is married and the mother of two. She's
strong-willed and smart. Despite the odds, she and her
husband branch off from a religious community of the
1850s to work and live independently in the remote
coastal forest of the Washington Territory, surrounded
by her husband's family rather than the influence of
the autocratic German leader who has taken the main
colony into Oregon. But, when Emma finds herself
alone, pregnant with her third child, and without the
support of her family, she wonders if God has abandoned
her. The choices she makes to survive have grave
consequences for her family until, while she's falling,
she reaches out to accept the hands of help.
- All the sadness and despair of...
All the sadness and despair of Emma Guisey is reflected in the voice of narrator Kirsten Potter. This novel, based on a true story, recounts the harshness of life in the Northwest wilderness in the 1850s. Having fled with her husband and children from a repressive religious sect, Emma finds herself facing almost insurmountable problems. Tragedy and poor choices make life unbearable. Strong characters and strong emotions are well depicted through Potter’s rich voice. Her delivery transplants the listener right into the brutal setting and makes Emma’s thoughts and emotions real. A fascinating story and a great narration. N.L. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine