Top positive review
You'll be thinking about the story long after reading it!
January 13, 2019
A wonderful story that was told in two parts. Unlike my normal reads, this is a slow pace novel. The character Grace does not actually get to Mombasa until Part 2 of the story and by then half of her life has seemed to have pass. However author Tracy wrote it so beautifully that I enjoyed being along side Grace's journey from the day she was born until she retires. Throughout the story her happy moments seemed short-lived since tragedy seems to follow her. Curiosity kept me turning the pages to see when she would finally find happily ever after. It took me almost the whole book to realize what Grace learned. Many times we think happiness is finding someone to love and who will cherish us in return. For others it's having children, health, or sadly money and material things. But what if we don't get that in this life. Or worse gain it then lose it? What would our reaction be? Grace's reaction was complete servitude to God, giving all she had to Him. The people she helped became her family and God never abandoned her. She had a choice of what to do with her pain. She chose a path I'm not sure even I would have selected if hurt came knocking at my door. I was moved to tears at the touching ending, I could almost hear God telling Grace, `Well done my good and faithful servant'.