Modern girl meets a boy of 1796 over a stone wall in Vermont. The novel is about love and sacrifice, growth and maturity, time and timelessness. It is a lyrical and richly colored story about real people who ask difficult questions: Who is God? Who am I? What can I learn from the past?
“I finished reading Wild Harvest last night. Thanks for another great story—one that has great depth in regard to the struggle between good and evil, both within ourselves, as well as the world around us.” ~ Kathy Sykes
ISBN #: 0310373913
John Svendsen’s review of Wild Harvest:
In Wild Harvest, the character of Hannah serves as a conduit for the material wealth of modernity reaching back to and adversely infecting the spiritual wealth of the 18th century, post-Puritan age.
Conversely, the character of Ephraim, both in theological wealth and ethical wealth becomes the conduit for the 18th century, reaching forward and beneficially infecting the spiritual poverty of Hannah’s 20th century, secular age.
The material wealth and spiritual poverty of modernity affects (for the worse) the material poverty but spiritual wealth of Puritanism. Historically, this did, in fact, happen in America. It has been observed of Puritanism that Piety gave birth to Prosperity . . . and then the Child ate the Mother.
However, the seeds of sin were already existent in the heart of the Puritan generation itself (note Ephraim’s fall from purity). In other words, the blame could not just be laid at the feet of Hannah’s “outside” influence with the result that Ephraim could say, “The woman made me eat!” No, as seen in both Ephraim and Uncle Latham, there was plenty of material already present in the 18th century on which the lure of modernity could work.