Friday, May 29, 2020

What Momma Left Behind by Cindy K. Sproles

Page 1 begins with drama!  And the drama never stops.  Worie Dressar is a 17 year old who finds herself in a unexpected parental role.  The story unfolds in 1877 in the Appalachian mountains.  Life was still very rough and rugged.  Worie's mother had been feeding children whose parents died of a fever that was raging in their area.  Kind of reminds you of the Covid days we are experiencing as well.

I loved how the character of Worie's language denotes the language of the mountain people, making it easy to visualize the time and place she was living in.  It's written in the first person of Worie, so a lot of the language in the book portrays this.

This is the second book that I have read from life in these mountains and the first book by this author.  I am certain I will be reading more.  The book is believable, and tragic.  A book that touches on the orphan trains that were also a part of that historical period. The heroine is a strong-willed young woman whose determination does not give up on what she decides to do. 

It is a book worth your time to read and will you feeling full of emotions.  Loved this book.

I received a copy of this book from Revell publishing.  All thoughts are my own.

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