This romantic historical fiction book opens during World War I when Rebekah Hendricks' aviator sweetheart has entered the war effort as a flyer. Rebekah leaves the uninspiring farm life she has grown up on to travel to Texas where she plans to care for her ailing aunt. From this point on she is caught up in the reality of life, death, circumstances, and faith. She learns through these difficulties and depends on new friends for support and guidance. Anne Mateer has woven a splendid story centered around Rebekah's and a small town's tragedies during the Spanish Flu epidemic. Mateer's character development is wonderful, and her telling of his historical period enhances the story-line beautifully.
I received a copy of this book from Baker Publishing Group, BethanyHouse in exchange for my honest review.