What Momma Left Behind by Cindy K. Sproles

What Momma Left Behind book cover

Worie Dressar has seen her mother care for orphans since influenza and typhoid killed many of their parents in 1877, so when tragedy strikes and Worie finds herself caring for the orphans herself, she must fight to save the children.  She wishes she could depend on her brothers, but both are unreliable.  Instead, Worie realizes that forgiveness and unconditional love, as well as faith, is what is needed to fulfill God’s plan for her and the children.

This story may not be very lengthy, but it packs great spiritual truths and character development in its shorter narrative.  I liked Worie and enjoyed reading about her growth and her courage.  Sometimes I forgot how young Worie is because of her need to quickly mature and care for the orphans.  The story is inspiring!  There was a great message of forgiveness that is relatable and powerful. I liked the picturesque Appalachian Mountain setting and the descriptions of the scenery.  Although written accurately, at times the uneducated language of the characters had me pausing to make sure I had read the sentence correctly. I did enjoy the few twists that made the story interesting.  Overall, I liked this book and look forward to more from this author.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Publishing.  Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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