I like historical fiction, especially when it is based in the 1800's. A book about a "poor farm" interested me. I was quite taken in with the story line. While it was easy to see where the story would go there were a lot of twists and turns throughout the book that kept me entertained.
One thing that annoyed me was not once, not twice, not three times, but rather on four separate occasions a character in the book was interrupted while right in the middle of spitting out something very important, which in turn brought added drama to the story. It seemed a little too much but I have seen this style in other books so it is not just this particular author/story that it's bothered me.
It wasn't as sappy, nor as cheesy, as a lot of Christian fiction can be. I liked the characters and got attached to the little blind boy especially.
Disclaimer: I was given this book by Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.