Through a Glass Darkly
This is the second novel in a trilogy depicting life in the rural south during the late 1920s. In Behold, This Dreamer, Janson Sanders had fallen in love with Elise Whitley, a wealthy landowner’s daughter. They have tried to follow their dreams, despite all the tragedy that has befallen them. Janson has brought his family back to Alabama, to the place where he was raised. Despite the loss of his hard-earned savings, in his attempt to have his land and a life with Elise, he has returned home determined to make a home for his family. It is here that Elise discovers that her dream of a family and life with Janson is not the fairy tale she grew up with. However, through her own inner strength, she learns to love the land and support her husband in his bid to do right by his family.
Janson and Elise grow together as a family through the Depression years and learn that it is possible to come out on the other side of adversity with their dreams still whole.