Honoring Anna: Book II: The Winds of Time
Blueprint Press, contributor
Alone, the beautiful young Anna immigrated to America from an Island in the North Sea at 16, running from cruelty. Honor forced her to leave her first love, whom she met on her way to America. Alone again and stranded in New York, she found herself running away for a second time in her young life, this time from love. Anna worked her way across America, bringing her work ethic, honor, and love with her. On a Dakota homestead Anna finally found lasting love, but with it and her life there came an abundance of hardship, sometimes taking her faith and courage close to the breaking point. This novel follows Anna's true life story, continuing where Honoring Anna left off. Life on a prairie homestead was often harsh and the country and it's perils could prove to be unyielding, but it also had its heartwarming and rewarding moments and its' triumphs. Honoring Anna, The Winds of Time is a love story that is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. It masterfully takes you through the Dirty Thirties, The Great Depression, the year of the wolves, WWII, and homesteading hardships like none other ever written, through the eyes of those that experienced these trying times. It is a piece of American history that will make you cry one minute and stand up and cheer the next, and will inspire you to reach for the levels of courage and honor that these amazing immigrants possessed and brought with them to America.