Monday, December 7, 2015
When Sparrows Fall by Meg Moseley
A widow and mother of six, Miranda Hanford leads a quiet, private life. When the pastor of her close-knit church announces his plans to move the entire congregation to another state, Miranda jumps at the opportunity to dissolve ties with Mason Chandler and his controlling method of ruling his flock. But then Mason threatens to unearth secrets from his past, and Miranda feels trapped, terrified she'll be unable to protect her children.
College professor Jack Hanford is more than surprised when he gets a call from his estranged sister-in-law's oldest son, Timonty, informing him that Miranda has taken a serious fall and he has been named legal guardian of his children while she recovers. Quickly charmed by Miranda's children, Jack brings some much-needed life into the sheltered household. But his constant challenging of the family's conservative lifestyle makes the recovering mother uneasy and defensive - despite Jack's unnerving appeal.
As Jack tries to make sense of the mysterious Miranda and the secrets she holds so tightly, Mason's pressure on her increases. with her emotions stirring and freedom calling, can Miranda find a way to unshackle her family without losing everything?
I started this book expecting it to be very spiritual but surprisingly it wasn't so. It was more a bout a woman's courage and love for her family but also at the same time trying to break free from the threats of the secrets of her past.
It's a very pleasant read and Miranda's children were very adorable although the focus was more on the eldest son Timothy and the character of the rest were not really developed as it's not really their story but more of the mum.
Jack was initially the brother in law of Miranda being her husband's half brother but he develops to being a friend to her and as the story it, there's more potential there.
It's a sweet and encouraging story.