Great series. WARNING -- do not read without a box of kleenex handy.
In this 2nd book of the Sowers Trilogy, Tatyana and Dimitri brave dangerous underground mines, harsh northwest winds, and the political bigotry of their neighbors to make a bright and shining way for their unborn child. Even as they prosper, Tatyana fears for her brother, Yuri, imprisoned thousands of miles away in a Russian work camp.
This is a story of humble people who discover exciting new paths in the world and a new power of faith in their hearts. In the midst of the greatest difficulties, they prove that living the simple life can be heroic, and that showing mercy on your oppressors can be divine.
Be sure to read book #3 of the Sowers Trilogy, Harvest of Truth.