Though Mountain’s Fall by Dale Cramer

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Inspired by Actual Events!

“I want you to promise you will always be my sister.”

There were tears in Miriam’s eyes as their foreheads touched and Rachel whispered, “No matter what. Always.”

Now in its fourth year, the Amish settlement in Mexico is thriving. But as new settlers arrive, sons and daughters marry, babies are born, and crops grow thick, a storm looms on the horizon. And Caleb Bender knows–perhaps better than anyone–that the worst of storms don’t come from the western skies.

They come on horseback.

When their very existence is threatened, the Amish turn to the Mexican government for help, only to discover that the rulers of men are fickle and security is an illusion. Tried by fire and riven by war, Caleb and Domingo come to understand that the kingdom of God is not to be found in land or buildings or gold or armies, but in the hearts of peaceful men trying to feed their families.

Watching helplessly as daughters Rachel, Miriam, and Emma are drawn inexorably toward their separate destinies, Caleb is forced to confront the most important decision of his life.

“Authentic characters and attention to detail recommend this third entry in a strong series (Paradise Valley; The Captive Heart), to readers of T. Davis Bunn and Gilbert Morris.” –Library Journal

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

The new Amish settlement in Mexico is thriving. New families are moving in, new couples are falling in love and getting married, but things are not easy in the new settlement. Everyone had to work extra hard to survive. Troubles seem to Turn up on every corner. Bit Amish are a strong group of people, and the for sure do not mind hard work. As more issues arise, couples and families are torn apart in order to live their lives.

This has been a heartbreaking series for me. Though the Amish believe they did the right thing to move their families to Mexico, life was so hard. Hard work for both the men and women, hard decisions to be made, nothing was even a little easy as they had to start from scratch and build everything. In this book, with finding they had no help from the government amist their difficulties, it was difficult for me to read. I kept thinking, they should have stayed where they were, or go back to where life was easier. But they had so much invested to leave it all. All in all, this is about the most difficult Amish book, and series I’ve read. My Heart went out to them all because circumstances and their stubbornness made life so much harder for them. I’d like to read more, if this series continues, to see if life does indeed get easier for these special Amish characters who have wormed their way into my heart. If you enjoy old order historical Amish reads. You will enjoy this book and thus series.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


THE AUTHOR

Dale Cramer
Photo by: Larry McDonald

Dale Cramer

Dale Cramer is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed novel Levi’s Will, based on the story of Dale’s father, a runaway Amishman. Dale’s latest series, THE DAUGHTERS OF CALEB BENDER, is based on an Amish colony in the mountains of Mexico…

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More Reviews

“Authentic characters and attention to detail recommend this third entry in a strong series (Paradise Valley; The Captive Heart), to readers of T. Davis Bunn and Gilbert Morris.” -Library Journal

Library Journal

Caleb Bender and his Amish neighbors have fled from Ohio to Mexico to avoid being legally required to send their children to “English” schools. The community is tested when it is attacked by bandits, then saved by Mexican troops who turn out to be just as vicious as the bandits. Meanwhile, a bishop arrives, allowing Caleb’s daughters to marry. Things are not so simple for Miriam though, when her beloved, Domingo, decides to fight in Mexico’s civil war.

VERDICT The Benders and their neighbors continue to struggle with fractured peace in 1920s Mexico. Authentic characters and attention to detail recommend this third entry in a strong series (Paradise ValleyThe Captive Heart), to readers of T. Davis Bunn and Gilbert Morris.

Library Journal, Nov 15, 2012

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