Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Review: What Momma Left Behind by Cindy K. Sproles

 What Momma Left Behind
**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:
Worie Dressar is seventeen years old when influenza and dysentery ravage her Appalachian Mountain community in 1898, leaving behind a growing number of orphaned children with no way to care for themselves. Worie's mother has been secretly feeding a number of these little ones on Sourwood Mountain. But when she dies suddenly, Worie is left to figure out why and how she was caring for them.

Plagued with two good-for-nothing brothers--one greedy and the other a drunkard--Worie fights to save her home and the orphaned children now in her begrudging care. Along the way, she will discover the beauty of unconditional love and the power of forgiveness as she cares for all of Momma's children.

Storyteller and popular speaker Cindy K. Sproles pens a tender novel full of sacrifice, heartache, and courage in the face of overwhelming obstacles.

My Review:
 This story is the hardest one I have ever read but in the end the sweetest, heartfelt story. I absolutely loved it, all the way up to the very last page. I cant imagine what life was like during that time period or what it was like for these families that struggled. But knowing that Worie's mom and herself were there for these children, I am sure was the one thing that kept these kiddos going.

 After the death of her mother, Worie had a huge mountain of a burden now placed on her shoulders but she couldn't let these orphaned children down so she stood up to the responsibility. A responsibility that children these days cannot even fathom.

 Worie's dialogue is perfect for the book because it takes you back to that time period.

A great book!

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