Released in December of 2012, this is the final novel of the Alvin’s Farm series.
Patience is required by many Arkendale residents; Eric and Dana face her brother’s return as Rachel falls in love with Cory. David and Sandra decide to become parents, as Will struggles with writing a book. Chelsea ponders another chance at motherhood while Jenny and Sam watch a couple mirror their past, but Jenny’s aches increase; is chocolate pound cake no longer helpful?
The war in Iraq winds down as weddings and new babies balance Eric’s deep sorrow, as does Sandra’s best friend Pru Castle. Yet, Eric has to be refined, much like his parents were years before. When Tanner heeds a dangerous call, the Cassels and Smiths are thrown into turmoil, leaving Eric, Travis, Scott, and Alana on tenterhooks. One man’s thirst for vengeance becomes another’s need for reparation. But has Tanner finally run out of luck?
Alvin’s warning to Sam proves vital, as lives are torn asunder. But Jenny, Sam, Tommie, and the rest find patience has its own rewards, and that those thought lost are never far away.