An inspirational family saga, that started with the Award-Winning Sunflowers Under Fire, continues to resonate with readers worldwide.
Wars, typhus, drought and family losses could not stop Lukia Mazurec. Will her children's indifference finally break her spirit?
With the Great Depression ending and Hitler's armies marching across Europe, the young in Canada are called upon to enlist. Though her children are not eligible to serve, Lukia Mazurec can't count on them to help her manage her farm in Manitoba. Her sons are at odds, their fights getting uglier every day, and her daughter, Dolly, has fallen in love with Peter, an intelligent but poor man uninterested in farming. Lukia's dream of family unity is crumbling, as one by one her children leave, forcing her to make some hard decisions. Can she rise to the challenge or is this one test too many?
Based on the true story of Diana Stevan's grandmother, this is the third book of Lukia's Family Saga trilogy.
"Prose as nourishing as cabbage soup and rye bread."
Darcy Friesen Hossack, author of Mennonites Don't Dance
"Incident after incident, character after character, I was carried into worlds that opened up in this page-turner of a novel."
Myrna Kostash, author of All of Baba's Children
"Gripping, illuminating, and personal, this story is a must-read."
Martha Conway, author of The Physician's Daughter