Jape Waltzer acquired Sara from her father when Sara was a child, and he raises her to be his wife. She has wild red hair and is very pretty. While Sara doesn't appear outwardly afraid of Mr. Waltzer, she conducts herself very carefully around him and makes sure to do exactly as he asks. Sara ends up married to Reuben when they grow up.
The timeline below shows where the character Sara appears in Peace Like a River. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
The Little Man's Country
...anything to ask except why Mr. Waltzer lives here. At that, Mr. Waltzer calls for Sara to pour Reuben coffee. Sara emerges from behind the sheets and pours coffee before returning... (full context)
Winning Her Hand
The Ledger of Our Decisions
The Red Farm
The Curious Music That I Hear
...the Ford and the house several times. Roxanna called the sheriff, Dr. Nokes, and God. Sara hid while Swede frantically searched Dad's closet for his shotgun. Reuben says that later he... (full context)