1861 – Japan
A deceitful mother-in-law, Nagasaki’s vengeful official, conflicting beliefs–all work against a near-perfect marriage in 1861 Japan. In the Dragonfly Trilogy’s third story, three months of bliss dissolve into threats of ruin. Sumi Taguchi Cardiff could lose her husband, disgrace her family, and be arrested for following Jesus, her new Liege.
John Cardiff, the first American consul in Nagasaki, never imagines his mother would try to destroy his marriage to the woman he adores.
Chief Inspector Sato blames Westerners, especially John, for his family’s tragedy. He vows to prosecute any Japanese followers of the foreigners’ evil religion.
What will happen to Sumi and John’s faith and marriage in the depths of adversity? The outcome will resound in your heart long after you read this story’s last page.