Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Where Willows Grow by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Kim brings us another touching, insightful story, this time set in the Depression in drought-stricken Kansas. Using believable characters, she weaves a tale of God’s provision and the redemption of broken dreams.

Anna Mae loves her husband, but it’s been a while since she and Harley shared much more than frustration. They’re on the brink of losing the farm they both dearly love because of the severe drought and the depressed economy. Out of desperation, Harley decides to take a WPA job, which will mean leaving his wife and two little girls. Anna Mae, unhappy about the situation, doesn’t even say good-bye to her husband, and they part in anger.

Far away from her husband, Anna Mae’s situation seems to go from bad to worse, especially when lifelong neighbor, Jack, decides he still loves Anna Mae and it would be best if her son-of-a-sharecropper husband didn’t return at all.

This book delivers quite an emotional punch and will touch your heart, as true love, in all its many forms, wins out in the end. This was the first time I can ever remember a novel making me cry! Great story. Don't miss it!

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