Wednesday, June 24, 2020

"What Momma Left Behind"

Book Description from the publisher:

Cover ArtIn the face of overwhelming obstacles, she'll need courage, grit, and a tender heart
Worie Dressar is seventeen years old when influenza and typhoid ravage her Appalachian Mountain community in 1877, leaving behind a growing number of orphaned children with no way to care for themselves. Worie's mother has been secretly feeding several of these little ones on Sourwood Mountain. But when tragedy strikes, 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 must fight to save her home and the children now in her begrudging care. Along the way, she discovers the beauty of unconditional love and the power of forgiveness as she cares for all of Momma's children.

My Review:
I was completely intrigued by the blurb for this book and this book was just as good as I thought it was going to be.   I love to read historical fiction, as it is so easy to be swept away to a different time period and really experience what life was like.  This book is no exception as the author does a fantastic job with bringing the setting and the time period to life.  Life in the Appalachian Mountains seems like such a different world and way of life, and I admire the strength and perseverance in these characters, especially Worie.  There is so much tragedy and hardship in the world and it would be so easy to give up or walk away, but the strength and love gets people through.  I highly recommend this book as you will feel a part of this book as you are transported to the characters' world and their way of living.  

*Thanks to the Revell Reads Blogger Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*

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