Monday, June 8, 2020

What Momma Left Behind Review

About the Book
Worie Dressar is 19 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.

Storyteller and popular speaker Cindy K. Sproles pens a tender novel full of sacrifice, heartache, and courage in the face of overwhelming obstacles. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

Every book I have read by Cindy K. Sproles sticks with me long after finishing it. This book isn't terribly long but boy does it pack a lot into 256 pages. I loved this story as difficult as it was to read and imagine the heartache of the characters. Worie is fantastically written and the history of the Appalachian Mountain community takes you back to what really matters in life. There is no sugar coating anything and there are a few times when you might cringe from the reality of what really did happen to the orphans and their families. There are some twists and turns and I completely love the ending. I wasn't sure what the author would do and she did more of the unexpected. If you haven't read any of Cindy K. Sproles fiction you really need to! 
Five Stars. 

"I received this book from Revell for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review. "

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