Your book interrupted my normal system of reading, which is to read 1 or 2 chapters per day. So computing the time for your book would translate into 15 to 20 days.
I finished your book last night in 6 days. What was the reason for that difference?
There was: INTRIGUE, SUSPENSE, FASCINATION, and you pushed character issues of hate- distrust, & love-trust to a high level. One finds oneself getting to know the players personally, in a way that favors first one then the other. This continues to such a degree that suspense builds as to the outcome. It leads to relief and satisfaction for all players with a dynamic ending.
Your book could actually be great on the movie screen. The right Actors could make it downright fantastic.
The key word is INSPIRATIONAL:
Jonathon's reaction to 2 nasty men saved them prison time, which in turn "blossomed" his own marriage. He saved a well known banker's career , which in turn advanced his own acceptance to the community.
Each decision Jonathon made in his life led to doing something "Impossible, by any stretch of the imagination"; by the town folk. He brought them all together, by his trust, and they built a fabulous, State of the Art" school.
The town had a Grand Opening Celebration on opening day to honor Jonathon and Anna.....and named the school in memory of their son- John McDonald
It's a great read!
John E., South Carolina