This story was inspired by the authors family in South Carolina. It is truly a delightful read! The imagery is realistic and is expressed by the way the happy family suddenly confronted by a stormadversityand bonded together for comfort and safety. Because the young girls in the story believed and, subsequently, found comfort in their parents calm direction, they were able to remain calm and weather the struggle. In many ways, this is a great metaphor for our lives. Contrast is found between how things start out blissfully and then all joy is seemingly, in a twinkling, lost in the tumult of events. The story leads the reader initially to think that all is well and that the family is blessed with no difficulties but then wham! The storyline then temporarily proves otherwise. This book shows how life can turn downward but then, with faith and courage, can rise victoriously upward again with faith, work, trust, and togetherness. This book is a marvelous read for all people and all ages.