“Suffer the young ones to come to me”!
Look at that gorgeous cover!
Worie Dressar is seventeen years old when influenza and dysentery ravage her Appalachian Mountain community in 1898, leaving behind a growing number of orphaned children with no way to care for themselves. Worie’s mother has been secretly feeding a number of these little ones on Sourwood Mountain. But when she dies suddenly, Worie is left to figure out why and how she was caring for them.
Plagued with two good-for-nothing brothers–one greedy and the other a drunkard–Worie fights to save her home and the orphaned children now in her begrudging care. Along the way, she will discover the beauty of unconditional love and the power of forgiveness as she cares for all of Momma’s children.
The beginning did not pull me in. In fact, I complained about it to a friend and set it aside until THE LAST DAY DUE before reading it. Once I sat down to read it though, it came through for me.
Worie was annoying, and then I grew more and more to admire her. Her inner strength and determination. And the fact that she turned down both Trigger and Pastor Jess. This is NOT a romantic story and cudoos to the author for successfully publishing a NON ROMANCE through Revell.
The plot itself was crazy. And short. When I got this one in the mail I was surprised at how small it was. XD It felt like the author spent a lot of time building the character and the settings and the premise and Worie’s emotional doubt and pain, and then wrapped it all up very nicely in the end. It felt as though there was a deadline and the author ended it on time.
It wasn’t bad, mind you. I was satisfied enough with the ending. I just feel like it could have been extended to be longer. More questions could have been brought out into the open, and then answered more clearly. Spoilers Spoilers Spoiler.
Overall, I’m pretty happy with reading this one in the end. And I’m keeping it on my shelf. XD. Knowing me, I’ll probably be coming back for it to get the vibe. I tend to go back to books I didn’t fall in love with just to get back the vibe. Amazing books are satisfactory. Good books leave an impression that makes you want to come back for it again. XD.
Thank you Revell for the complimentary copy of this story! I’ve read a lot of books I wouldn’t have otherwise picked up since I started this program, and I love it! All opinions are my own and a positive review was not required.