This Tender Land (by William Kent Krueger) … a story of tragedies, horror, developing relationships, and forgiveness

This was an excellent historical fiction book. You are drawn into the story of four orphans and the journey they take in an effort to find a home that allows me a safe place to grow into the people they are meant to be. But you don’t just follow their story, you are presented with information about the Great Depression, the injustices Native Americans endured, the way people abuse the power bestowed upon them, the dynamics of family relationships, as well as friendships that develop through the difficulties the characters experience.

There were so many facets to the story. Your heart will ache at the tragedies and horrors the children in the story face. You will cheer them on as they begin to develop relationships and understand more about themselves and who they are deep inside. The back-and-forth understanding and forgiveness of themselves and others will tug on your heart strings.

And, in the end, how they find the forgiveness of others, of themselves, and of God, is miraculous.

Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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