Thursday, April 23, 2015

Gathered Waters - Cara Luecht

Gathered Waters
Cara Luecht
WhiteFire Publishing, Apr 15 2015, $14.99
ISBN: 9781939023308

In 1880 Karlskrona, Sweden, believing he follows Scripture, Anders Modig takes a moral stand by giving newcomer Johan, ostracized by the Stockholm Lutheran Church, a place to stay.  Hiding his disappointment local Bishop Peterson congenially questions Anders re Johan.  Not long afterward, the Bishop ostracizes Anders for not tossing his guest out of the carriage house. 

Although the Bishop is silent on Anders’ family, the townsfolk behave as if his pregnant wife Brianna and their two small children are pariahs too.  Treated by family and friends as undesirables, the Modig family leaves Sweden for the United States where they hope to find religious freedom to practice their beliefs as stated in the American Constitution.  In the States, along with others, the Modig family forms a church that tends to the less fortunate.

Gathered Waters is a fabulous Christian historical based on Cara Luecht’s ancestors fleeing their Swedish homeland for religious freedom.  Readers will respect and admire the frightened yet courageous lead couple who dive into uncertainty believing that the Lord will takes the plunge with them.

Harriet Klausner

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