Born in Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, nineteen-year-old Mattie turns her back on God when her father dies. She vows never to pray again, except perhaps to ask why. But years later, as she places her trust—and heart—in the hands of a dangerous man, Mattie discovers that though she may have left God, He never left her. She takes her first step to recover and tries to decipher the depths of her broken heart, finding love again—perhaps not in the place she thought.
Will she choose Alonzo—her tall, good-natured childhood sweetheart—or Enos—the rough, gun-packing nemesis of her youth? Relying on her rediscovered faith, Mattie learns that trusting God is not without sorrow, especially when the hardships of the Mexican Revolution threaten her fragile faith and wedded bliss.
Follow Mattie through heartache, hope and history—and discover that God will never leave you.
Author: M. Ann Rohrer
Publisher: Bonneville Books (CFI)
Release Date: March 12, 2013
Size: 240 pages, 6×9, softcover
Mattie is an amazing woman! I can’t even imagine all that she endured. What strength she had! What determination! I so enjoyed learning more about the Mexican Revolution through the eyes of someone who was there.
I really LOVED the part that said:
“Life returned to normal, as normal as a life gets with a husband on the run in the middle of a war. And political unrest had heightened, hanging over Colonia Juarez like a guillotine, Still, meals had to be prepared, the wash done, butter churned, the mending, and of course, tolerating impertinent visitors.”
I highly recommend this book 🙂