Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Not a Sparrow Falls by Linda Nichols ~ 5 stars

Not a Sparrow Falls
Linda Nichols
Bethany House Publishers
About the book:
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:
This is one of the most touching books I’ve read in a long time. I very much enjoyed reading it. In a few places it seemed a little slow, but it would quickly pick back up. This book is not a romantic one, but there is a romance. The thing that I liked so much about this book was that it deals with a lot of important issues. It was interesting to read about Alasdair and how he got so caught up in something he didn’t even want in the first place. Isn’t it interesting how once we have something we begin to believe it is ours no matter what, even if we don’t want it?!? We get all defensive and possessive when we think someone is going to take away something of “ours”. That is just one of the many things I loved about this book. I would definitely recommend this, I just wish it was a little more on the romantic side.

Thanks to Bethany House for the reviewer copy of this book.


Virginia said...

Sounds like a wonderful read!

misskallie2000 said...

Oh I love mystery and suspense and this book sounds like one I would love to read.
Thanks for the great review.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Carman said...

Virginia~ I certainly think so! :)

misskallie2000~ Thanks for the comment! I bet you would. :D

Mom2three said...

I read a Linda Nichols books a few years ago (At the Scent of Water) that really touched me - she really seems keep the suspense in there and telling a story that seems so real.I look forward to picking this book up and reading more!

Carman said...

mom2three~ I've heard great things about her. I'm definitely going to be reading more of her books too!