Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go
|Rating||:||4.14 (753 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||240 Pages|
. Naomi Dathan lives with her family and two cats in Northeast Ohio, where she spends her time developing databases, writing, and painting. Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go is her third novel
Heartbreaking and inspiring There are no easy answers to the questions which are cried out to God from lives beaten down by the harshness of a Nebraskan prairie. Naomi Dathan doesn’t presume to give any in Whither Thou Goest I Will Go. Instead, she paints a compelling and authentic picture of a marriage, a family, a community of neighbors, a faith – all struggling to survive as nature does its worst. Some survive intact. None come through it unscathed. Inspiring character growth, poignant history, and the reminder that God provides (even if His provision doesn’t look like we think it should). Fans of Janette Oke and Jane Kirkpatrick will a. I really cared about the characters. Terry Sykes-Bradshaw Whither Thou Goest is an excellent first book from novelist Naomi Dathan. It is set around the Children's Blizzard in the late 1800's, and I learned so much about a period I had little knowledge of previously.But more important, to me, than the historical perspective was the relationships between the characters.Jem begins the book as a spoiled brat who has been given everything she ever wanted, first by her parents and then by her husband, Seth. And Seth is portrayed as a gallant ex-military officer, brave and strong. Jem, perhaps deserves a good spanking at first, but when Seth drags them to Nebraska to live in a sod house, she . Susan & Dart Humeston said I LOVED IT. I just finished reading, "Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go" by Naomi Dathan, literally in one sitting. I could not put the story down. I have to confess that I have read a lot of Christian novels in which the characters were wooden, their lives just so much unbelievablefroth, but this book is nothing like those.The author did her homework on the Blizzard of 1888 in the Midwest and, even though these are Christians who are going through this disaster, they are not totally spared for the sake of a comfortable story. I cannot give the ending away, but it is realistic and beautiful at the same time, a real true-to-life ending for a real
About the AuthorNaomi Dathan lives with her family and two cats in Northeast Ohio, where she spends her time developing databases, writing, and painting. Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go is her third novel.
Can Jem's confidence, marriage, and new-found faith weather the storm?. But when her family's financial situation takes a turn for the worst, she must learn to adapt to her new life--in a sod house on a Nebraska homestead.Jem reluctantly adapts to the harsh realities of prairie life: churning butter, fighting illness, enduring loneliness. Jem Perkins is used to her comfortable city life--she has a fine house, a handsome husband, and a new baby boy. In Jem's desperate prayers for deliverance, she eventually encounters the God she's always thought she'd known and finds strength she didn't know she had.But when the history-making Children's Blizzard of 1888 sweeps across the land, ushering in a new season of hardship so harsh no one could have imagined, Jem will have to endure more than she ever has before