As German immigrants in 1843, the Atzeroth family embarks on a journey in life upon the west coast of Florida, the southern side of Terra Ceia Island, where hope and expectations lead to disappointment and despair at every turn.
As their faith carries them through, it’s Eliza who finds that the Florida frontier brings her to the end of her faith, only to find it renewed and restored again through the unforeseen tragedies she endures and overcomes. She finds unexpected hope and strength through the leader of a Seminole tribe, a horse, and a runaway slave.
This gripping and inspiring true story of one woman’s life on the Florida frontier is based on historical documentation that will lead readers into an experience of the life of Florida’s pioneers from the 1840s through the Seminole Wars, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.
From A Heavenly Land: Eliza’s Story, powerfully recalls one family’s hopelessness that yields way to redemption through faith.