Far from Home
by Dean Hughes
Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book Company, 1998 (492p.)
Published In Series:
Children of the Promise
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945;
In Far from Home, the third volume in Dean Hughes's best-selling series, Children of the Promise, Alex Thomas is still battling the Nazi forces. He's also worried about whether or not he can preserve the lives of the men in his company, especially Howie, a particularly young and inexperienced soldier. But his biggest concern is staying alive for his new bride, Anna, in England.
In Japan, Wally is still a prisoner of war. abused by his captors, he's forced to work long hours in the coal mines. Will he learn from his experience, or will it just make him bitter? Or will he even survive?
In Hawaii, Bobbi is hoping for word from her boyfriend, Richard. When she learns that his ship has gone down, she wonders if he's gone down with it-and as the days pass, the odds of his survival don't look good.
In Germany, Heinrich Stolz is working as a spy for British intelligence. But as much as he can, he's also looking for his missing son, Peter. When he loses his identification papers, he wonders if he can escape from Germany alive.
On the home front, stake president Alexander Thomas is becoming wealthy from his weapons factory-which is actually being run by his wife, Bea. but their teenage daughter LaRue is asserting her independence more and more, and they're not sure what to do about it. They're also wondering if they'll ever be together as a family again.
Far from Home is a moving, powerful novel about the effects of adversity and about the love of family members for each other. If you're interested in World War II, or if you simply enjoy a great story, you won't want to miss this third volume of Children of the Promise. This eagerly-awaited book is set in 1944 and takes the reader through the Battle of the Bulge. [publisher's blurb]
HBLL Call No: BX 8688.3 .H874fa 1998