Whither Thou Goest (The Graham Saga #7)


Matthew and Alex Graham have endured so many trials, lesser mortals might throw in the towel. Book Seven of the Graham Saga is no different. Charlie, Matthew’s nephew, is serving a life sentence as an indentured slave. Matthew is torn between helping and refusing, but the memory of his dead son Jacob, who was close to Charlie, decides for him. Together with Alex he embarks on a journey fraught with peril to find Charlie, while leaving their children behind. 


What a magnificently exceptional read! 


An example of using nearly all the tools in an author’s arsenal, Ms. Belfrage’s novel is a delight for the senses. Seventeenth-century America comes alive under her pen, weaving a tapestry filled with love and sorrow, of longing and joy, of bravery and the consequence of past decisions. She does not mince words when describing the harrowing lives of slaves, including white men with commuted sentences, and the hypocrisy of religious leaders at that time. Alex and Matthew’s dialogue about the Papists, Anglicans, and Presbyterians will bring a chortle or two, laying bare the hypocrisy of those who lead the Lord’s flock espousing scripture, and those who truly live it. There is a myriad of perspectives from the various characters that make this story very rich and it is a feat for the author has so perfectly succeeded in stitching all these together seamlessly. 


Definitely an author to look forward to reading!


M.P. Ceja