I could hardly put down Cruel Harvest by Fran Grubb. My husband picked it up and read it for a long while, something he never does. This is an incredibly sad story. It’s not a fun book to read, but it is horrifyingly fascinating. That a man could treat his children like that is almost beyond comprehension, although this isn’t the first time I’ve heard of such sadness, and it might not even be the worst story I’ve read. Still, it makes one’s heart to ache to realize that there are innocent children in this world that suffer unimaginable things by the very people who were meant to love and protect them.
This book is well written and definitely holds one’s attention, but I do wish there was more detail to the story after Fran escaped from her father, how she became saved, etc. It was wonderful that she could, at last, find it in her heart to forgive her father for the awful things he did to her and the family.
If nothing else, this story renews in my heart the desire to somehow find a way to help those caught in similar unfortunate circumstances. I definitely recommend this book, although I do caution that it’s not light reading.
This book was given to me free by Thomas Nelson Publishers through the Booksneeze program in exchange for an honest review.