Each year, on the first Sunday in June, the Moses family gathers for a reunion on their farm in Arkansas. For daughter Willadee, with her preacher husband Samuel Lake and their three children, the chance to be with her parents is precious. This year, however, the entire family must cope with the loss of their father and the Lake family faces additional stress when they learn that Samuel will not have a church to pastor in the coming months. As the summer unfolds, the children thrive on the farm and become friends with the son of a brutally cruel father on an adjacent farm. By summer’s end, Samuel and his family will find their faith and family tested as tragedy strikes.
This beautifully told story demonstrates the power of family, faith, and a belief in the possibility of miracles. Its spirited young heroine, Swan Lake, is a child who captures the reader’s imagination, alternately making you want to laugh, then cry with her audacity. A powerful read!