She kept all the children’s food securely locked in the supply room in the building they used as a kitchen and dining room. The key hung on a leather cord around her neck. If anyone wanted it, they would have to fight her for it. The few staples she’d managed to lock away was the only thing standing between full little bellies for her children and starvation.
In 1959, after reading a heartbreaking plea for medical personnel, Bertha Troyer, a young, beautiful Amish woman from Sugarcreek, rebels against church rules and enters nursing school determined to pour out her life on behalf of the desperate children of Haiti. This fourth installment of the Sugarcreek Series, follows Rachel’s beloved aunt, Bertha, back in time to a nightmare of poverty, political unrest, and deadly hurricanes, as Bertha is forced to make the most agonizing decision of her life to protect her people… and the man she loves.
About Bertha’s Resolve
“When Rachel accused Bertha of being too perfect to understand other people’s spiritual struggles, I knew that I needed to write Bertha’s story about her challenges as a young nurse in Haiti, and the regrets that still haunt her.”