In 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.
Cindy has a beautifully unique voice in her writing. I have read another book by her and really enjoyed it. This book, too, was very good.
She doesn’t hold back on her characters, she gives them tough things to deal with. Worie is one tough cookie. I loved watching her faith grow in this book.
I really felt like there was some mystery surrounding her mother’s death and I couldn’t wait to see if I was right or making things up.
As much as I liked Worie was about as much as I disliked Calvin, one of Worie’s brothers. As the book rolls along more comes to light that shows us more about Calvin and maybe why he acts the way he does.
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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own.