Monday, March 29, 2010
Not a Sparrow Falls by Linda Nichols ~a review~
About the book:
The escape of Mary Bridget Washburn, an Appalachian girl on the verge of womanhood, from her boyfriend and his cohorts, who run a meth lab. With a false identity and a little cash, Mary flees for the upscale city of Alexandria, where she falls in love with a widowed pastor who is beset with troubles involving his children and his job.
· Paperback: 350 pages
· Publisher: Bethany House (February 1, 2010)
· Language: English
· ISBN-10: 0764207474
· ISBN-13: 978-0764207471
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
About the Author:
Linda Nichols, a graduate of the University of Washington, is a novelist with a unique gift for touching readers' hearts with her stories. She is also the author of the acclaimed novels If I Gained the World and At the Scent of Water. She and her family make their home in Tacoma, Washington.
Not a Sparrow Falls written by Linda Nichols is the best book I’ve read this year. If you don’t read any other books read this one. You won’t be disappointed. From the prologue I was captivated. Mary Bridget Washburn was raised in a Christian home, but things went horribly wrong. She was involved in the making and distribution of drugs. These bad choices haunt her daily. She wants to get away from her trouble and start life over. Mary starts helping people and then things start to turn around for her. She starts to help a little girl and becomes involved with a pastors family. The Reverend Alasdair MacPherson is a widow with three children to raise on his own. He fell apart after the death of his wife. He became too involved with other activities, not taking care of his congregation and they are asking for his resignation. This book shows how we all need to be loved and talked to. It really makes a difference to be important to at least one other person in life. Caring for others can really change their life and yours in the process. All this time Mary doesn’t believe that she can be forgiven or worthy to be loved. Soon trouble comes calling and the adventure starts. I highly recommend this book. You will enjoy it greatly. I haven’t read any of Linda Nichols’ books before, but plan on reading them all.
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I received a free copy of this book from Bethany Publishers in exchange for a free and honest review of the novel.