by Vikki Kestell
Enjoy or share the perfect gift, the first three books of this enduring saga: A Prairie Heritage, The Early Years. The compelling saga of family, faith, and great courage.
One Family, steeped in the love and grace of God, indomitable in their faith, tried and tested in the fires of life, passing forward a legacy to change their world. Immerse yourself in the world of the American prairie of the 1800s and witness this family as they demonstrate the courage and overcoming spirit born of faith in God.
Terri on Amazon wrote:
This series of books are my all time favorite. This is the second time reading through them and I couldn't put them down this time either. Vikki Kestell makes her characters so real, you feel as though you know them and expect them to come through the door at any time. What I love most though is how she makes the Lord the center and the life of these books. The various characters are in different stages of their walk with the Lord; some are unsaved, others are new believers, some are mature in their faith. Through the daily lives of the people we see how the Lord intends for His children to live - both during good times, hard times and tragedy. We're shown how the Lord woos them, saves them, and guides their daily lives; encouraging, comforting, strengthening, and disciplining them. We see to the amazing way He is in control of all things, working all things out according to His will. These books will make you angry, make you cry, make you laugh, and make amazed anew at our Lord. They'll strengthen your faith. and make you eager to do more for your Lord. To me, these books are a shining example of Christian fiction at it's very best. Once you start reading this first book in the series, you won't want to stop until you've read them all - and you'll still want more!
Emybarn on Amazon wrote:
Vikki Kestell takes us onto the prairie and on the journey to create a homestead right along with Rose and the others. I couldn't put them down and can't wait to read the rest of the series. You will find yourself crying, laughing, rejoicing and suffering along with the characters thanks to Ms. Kestell's outstanding writing prowess.
I was so surprised when three books were included in this book. The first story is about Rose and Jan's love. Rose had experienced so much pain that seemed insurmountable at first. As she traveled across America God guided her to a small town called Riverbend. She chose to stay over for a few days and rest in this small town and then it became her hometown. This is an incredibly riveting story. The Second Story is about how Jan came to America and the battle spacing him because he couldn't speak the language. He and his brother start out to make their claim for a hundred and sixty Acres but they better get there and face many challenges on their way. Once they get there they go through blessing and loss. Will their faith sustain them through all these battles? They are Norwegian but go to a German church under a dictator pastor. How will they handle this difficult situation?
The third story is about their daughter Joy. She and her husband run a very profitable business however, another man wants their building and its location! The same man that wants her building is also into sex slavery. How will the Widow Joy handle the loss of her husband and a call of God on her life to rescue these slaves! Will family and faith be able to help them conquer the evil in their town?
Vikki Kestell’s passion for people and their stories is evident in her readers’ affection for her characters and unusual plotlines. Two often-repeated sentiments are, “I feel like I know these people,” and, “I’m right there, in the book, experiencing what the characters experience.”
Vikki holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technologies. She left a career of twenty-plus years in government, academia, and corporate life to pursue writing full time. “Writing is the best job ever,” she admits, “and the most demanding.”