Lucy Goodson startles awake from a vivid dream of a small town in a fertile valley with a river running through it, adorned by fruit trees lining its banks, all surrounded by desert and snowcapped mountains. It seems so real. When she mentions it to her husband, Luke, a pastor, his response catches her off guard. He knows what the dream means, as he’s had the same vision: “We are supposed to go there, Lucy. It’s in New Mexico.”
So begins the based-on-fact story of Luke and Lucy Goodson, who pack up their two young children and their few belongings and follow their dream to Bloomfield, New Mexico, where Luke will build a new church. With limited funds, unexpected challenges, and comical adventures, the family is convinced that miracles are not a thing of the past—they still happen. From their two rambunctious children pulling the swing set down on top of them and not receiving a scratch, to the surprise of a shopping cart full of groceries when all they had left was a jar of jelly, Fruit Trees and Tumbleweeds will astonish you with the ways God provides when one follows His lead.
Spanning five years of testing, toil, and trust, this second book in the Perils and Promises of a Parson’s Family series will have you cheering, laughing, gasping, and reading well into the night.