Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Widow of Saunders Creek

When I first got this book I was excited to read it but then put it aside for a while. I just wasn't drawn to it. I did however give it a second chance and I am glad that I did. A story that at first didn't appeal to me began to unravel and the characters developed deeply. I was a little unsure about the spiritual battle that took place and said "this can't be pleasing to the Lord". I realized that everyone doesn't face the same battles that I do.

Corrie is trying to make it through life after the loss of her husband and she moves to a home he inherited in order to be close to him. She begins to believe he is there. She also hires her husband's cousin as a contractor to fix up the home. Eli is a man of strong faith who begins to help Corrie cope with not only her loss, but her spiritual battle. Can he fight the darkness and show the promises?

This book was a daring attempt that succeeded. It isn't the normal christian fiction and it pushes the envelope a little. It is very creatively written and definitely out of the box! I would recommend it.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

1 comment:

  1. I've wondered about this book. Thanks for your thoughts and the review. :O)