Friday, March 22, 2013

Like Chaff in the Wind by Anna Belfrage

Matthew Graham is abducted by his nose less brother. As revenge, he is sold and transported to America as an indentured servant. His wife, a strong time traveling woman, Alex refuses to let her love be treated so cruelly. She sets off to America to be reunited with him. When issues and dreams plague her journey, Alex prays that Matthew will survive.When and if she finds him alive, will she be able to set him free?

Second in the Graham Family Saga, Like Chaff in the Wind tells the story of Matthew and Alex Graham. Starting the saga in the second book was not the best idea on my part. About 4 pages in, I realized that there was a huge back story I was missing. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how the current time characters related to the past characters. Also another thing to note, this is Christian Fiction. Be forewarned, especially if Christian HF isn't your thing. That being said, the novel is well written. The characters are extremely relate able. I loved how she made the characters imperfect. And the plot moves really quickly, so you won't get bored easy!

About the Author

I was raised abroad, on a pungent mix of Latin American culture, English history and Swedish traditions. As a result I’m multilingual and most of my reading is historical -  both non-fiction and fiction.

I was always going to be a writer - or a historian, preferably both. Instead I ended up with a degree in Business and Finance, with very little time to spare for my most favourite pursuit. Still, one does as one must, and in between juggling a challenging career I raised my four children on a potent combination of invented stories, historical debates and masses of good food and homemade cakes. They seem to thrive … Nowadays I spend most of my spare time at my writing desk. The children are half grown, the house is at times eerily silent and I slip away into my imaginary world, with my imaginary characters. Every now and then the one and only man in my life pops his head in to ensure I’m still there. I like that – just as I like how he makes me laugh so often I’ll probably live to well over a hundred.

I was always going to be a writer. Now I am - I have achieved my dream.

This book was reviewed for the Historical Fiction Book Tour. 

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