The Executions of Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer
More powerful than the pen
The Executions of Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer is a wonderful Christian historical novel and the first book in the Choctaw Tribune series.
I was completely intrigued from the start when I traveled back to 1892 and into Indian territory. The novel surrounds the Choctaw. They are a peaceful people, with the two main characters responsible for the local newspaper. "We need people who stand up and tell the truth." They won't gloss over the news, they'll tell the facts and reveal the injustices. This makes them unpopular with the whites on site.
The reader is witness to the horrors of time – lynching, racial prejudice and the belief that the white man is the highest. It is a time of ignorance and bad decisions for some. "Things didn't just happen that way. They came from a series of decisions that ultimately … captivated a man." We will always have a choice of doing the right thing.
The main actress is a forward-looking, courageous young woman. She is ahead of her time in going to places of horror to reveal the truth. She faces resistance from white men who believe that a woman is at home. Our heroine believes, "A woman's place is wherever God places her."
I really enjoyed getting to know my new "friends". It's time to book two to continue the story now.
I will leave you with this powerful quote:
"Jesus. He wasn't just kind, nice and good. He went to places that others didn't want."
I got this book for free. A positive rating was not required and all views expressed are my own.
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