Monday, April 26, 2010

Not A Sparrow Falls by Linda Nichols

Book description:

Two Desperate People--



One With All the Answers, One With None


Mary Bridget Washburn is tired of running, tired of being haunted by the empty shell her life has become. How in the world did the little girl she once was become a woman on the wrong side of the law?


Determined to make a new start, she escapes to the quaint city of Alexandria, Virginia, where she takes on her mother's identity and finds sanctuary in the shadow of a decades-old church. But a little girl's plea proves to be her undoing, and the reverend•well, someone's got to open his eyes before disaster comes calling.

Can Mary Bridget and her tainted past stay hidden long enough for her to bring hope to a family falling apart?

My review:
 
I had never read anything by Linda Nichols before, but I enjoyed the book. Though fictional, it shows how God can change lives that are messed up seemingly beyond repair, and that He cares about all of us. I liked her characters, and though not suspense/mystery - my usual genre', I was pulled into the story and found myself hoping things would work out for the main character. A book worth reading.
 
Note: This book was originally published in 2002, and this is a repackaged version.
 

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.
 Visit Linda's Web site at http://www.lindanichols.org/
 
Not A Sparrow Falls is available from Bethany House Publishers.
 
Thanks to Bethany House for the review copy.

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