CFBA Review: Gathered Waters by:Cara Luecht

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingGathered WatersWhiteFire Publishing (April 15, 2015) byCara Luecht


A Word from the Author:

I never planned to be a writer. In fact, it took me a while to finish college. But I did, and here I am. And I now I can’t imagine not being a writer.

By day, I am an English Instructor for a local college, Marketing Manager for Degnan Design Builders, Inc., mother to four amazing children, and wife to an eternally patient and supportive husband.

In the evening, when I can squirrel away some quiet time, I read and write historical fiction.

I have a B.A. in English Lit. from UW Whitewater and an M.F.A in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ.


They want to worship as their hearts demand…but is it something they can give up everything for?

Brianna has only ever been what her life demanded. A wife, a hostess, a mother. But when a stand her husband takes ostracizes them from the Lutheran church that controls so much of life in Sweden, Brianna finds herself needing to find a strength beyond her station…a strength that will see her through prejudice and persecution and to a home she never dreamed she would find.

Based on the true story of the author s family s journey from Sweden to America, this sweeping saga paints the brilliance of new faith, the bravery of a new land…and the beauty of plunging beneath the waters and emerging a new person, capable of what one never thought one could do.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Gathered Waters, go HERE.

My Review:
Brianna enjoyed her life, as a wife and mother, continuously following her everyday routine. But everything changes when Brianna’s husband, Anders fires a man, who has a wife and many kids. The bishop of their Lutheran church isn’t in anyway pleased with Anders, so he begins seeking ways to punish both Brianna and Anders. Brianna begins noticing that things have become quite strang. She starts seeing dark figures looming around her home, along with ominous boot prints.

Soon Anders and Brianna become tired of all the worrying and deception that, both surround them and fill them. Brianna and Anders decide they should move, but if they move to anywhere in Sweden the bishop will be sure to find them. They believe it is time to venture out into the unknown lands of  America. But as they catch a ship over to America, they learn that this will cost them many things. Along with teaching them things they never knew.

Gathered Waters is an amazing book. Having been based on the Authors family, you learn a lot about Cara Luecht’s family and all they went through.  This book is another great read just like the authors other book the Soul Painter. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from CFBA.

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