Monday, June 13, 2011

When Sparrows Fall

Meg Moseley's debut novel When Sparrows Fall is a great read! I could not put this book down. It was different, exciting, and gripping. Meg Moseley is a homeschool mom of three children. She has lived all over the country and just celebrated the high school graduation of her last child in 2009. You can read more about the author at HERE.

This wonderful novel takes you on a journey to the mountains of Georgia. A widow named Miranda Hanford lives alone with her six children whom she homeschools. She is involved in her local church with much hesitation. When Miranda learns from her pastor that he is moving and expects the entire church congregation to move as well, she is devastated. Her church is very "cultish" and she feels that she cannot leave because she and her late husband have secrets that the pastor knows about. If the authorities found any of these secrets out, she could have her children taken away.

When an unexpected accident happens and Miranda finds herself in the hospital, her long lost brother-in-law, Jack Hanford, comes to the rescue of her children. She names him guardian of her children until she gets well enough to take over.

Their journey together will keep you turning the pages. "Freedom. Safety. Love. Miranda vows to reclaim them-for herself, and for her children." -Quote from the back of the book.

You will be surprised and shocked at some of the practices of the church represented in this book. It will leave you feeling so sorry for Miranda and her family. But keep reading because Miranda becomes very brave and conquers her fears head on. This is a must-read!

God Bless,


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