Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: January 1st 2013 by Bethany House Publishers
Though Mountains Fall is the third in the Daughters of Caleb Bender Series. It is a little different from most Amish books due to the 1920's timeframe and Mexico setting.
The Bender family originally came from Ohio but when Caleb disagreed with the state's policy on public schools, he uprooted his family and relocated lock, stock and barrel to Paradise Valley, Mexico. Upon arrival, the Bender family found the weather temperate with a much longer growing season; good for crops and the mother's health. What they didn't know about Mexico is that after the revolution, bandits were roving the countryside and wreaking havoc with other inhabitants. With the Amish pacifist beliefs, they were an easy target for bandits. Their appeal to the Federales did not make the situation any better.
This final book in the series was beyond exciting and adventurous. There's kidnapping, murder, heartbreak, joy, questions of faith, family loyalty plus the resolution of forbidden love. Not only was this a great story of family but I learned a lot about Mexico's topography and history. I loved it! 4****
I read the first two in the series and loved them. Either of them can be read as a stand-alone but I got so invested in the characters I just had to know what else was in store for them. This last book in the trilogy is a real winner; both heartbreaking, thrilling and heartwarming at the same time. These endearing characters are still resonating with me. 4****
Dale Cramer is a Goodreads author and can be found on his page. Dale can also be found on his webpage and blog.
Disclosure: A review copy of the book was provided by Bethany House/Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.