Tuesday, April 06, 2010

"Not a Sparrow Falls" by Linda Nichols

About the book from Bethany House's website:

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 Opinion:

This was a great moving and one that kept up a fast paced plot - which also made for a very easy and fast read! Linda Nichols has a wonderful book in "Not a Sparrow Falls" with well developed characters and a well woven plot this will make for a great book for relaxation or even for a book club read. I could feel each character's distinct personality, from the need to hide by Mary down to the conniving nature of a church official.

When reading a book that takes you into the character's life and environment, you know the author has taken great care with her writing - and that is certainly the case with Linda Nichols book. I found myself cheering for the underdog (of which there are a couple) and wanting to berate some of the people who wanted to keep the underdog, well, under. I didn't want this book to end and would like to see some sequel to it one day, I'd love to know how the family is faring.

**I was provided a copy of this book by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review, no other compensation was given.

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