What is the secret to Willa's past? Who wouldn't love that? Personal mysteries are among my favorite reads. This book does a fairly good job of taking the reader along on the journey. Early on I felt that some of Willa's actions were over the top, but as the book unfolded, I better understood the direction DeMuth was trying to take her. The other characters are nicely developed and realistic. Another interesting aspect was the development of Willa's faith. At the beginning, she isn't sure what she believes, if she can trust God. As everything else is stripped away, she's left with God and learns what she believes. By the end of the book, she knows God can be trusted, even when nothing/no one else can. The Ruminating Reader will award The Muir House four pieces of bacon.
Mary DeMuth is a wife, mother, and writer of both fiction and non fiction. She teaches and mentors writers.