Singing Rivers Homeplace Paperback – Jul 28 2005
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About the Author
Gilbert Morris is one of todays best-known Christian novelists, specializing in historical fiction.His best-selling works include Edge of Honor (winner of a Christy Award in 2001), Jacobs Way, the House of Winslow series, the Appomattox series, and The Wakefield Saga.He lives in Gulf Shores, Alabama, with his wife, Johnnie.
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Since my family is much like that - close-knit - I enjoyed reading about how much they came together when the trials began to come upon them. The writing was filled with so much emotion that I often found myself crying with the characters! (You know it's a good book when you can emotionally feel with the characters in the book!)
Lanie was my favorite character, mainly because of all the trials she readily shouldered for her family when the times got hard. She relied heavily on the Lord to get her through all her troubles, which was such an amazing testimony, even if this is just a fictitious story. Her innocent nature was also extremely appealing, as well as her loving nature of giving and helping others. There was some romance in the book, though it wasn't the prominent part of the book and Lanie - clear and level-headed - dealt with the guys well. ;-) Her other siblings were also very endearing, though Maeva sometimes made me want to shake her - with her stubborn and rebellious attitude, though she cared deeply about her family, just like everyone else.
So, all in all, this is definitely a book that I will pick up again and read! I laughed with the family during the funny moments, cried with them during the sad times, and hurt with them when matters turned from bad to worse. Lanie will definitely be a character I'll remember for a long time to come!!
This book was given to me by Zondervan to review on my blog. This is my own personal thoughts on the book.
There were a lot of surprises in this story and that kept you wanting to turn the page....what could possibly happen next to this family. I was most amazed at what happens at the local churches; almost like an awakening takes place.
This is a must read and I'm looking forward to reading the next in this series. Gilbert Morris has done it again...got me hooked!!!!