Sunday, May 6, 2018
Jewel by Bret Lott
In the backwoods of Mississippi, a hand of honeysuckle and grapevine, Jewel and her husband, Leston, are truly blessed; they have five fine children. When Brenda Kay is born in 1943, Jewel gives thanks for a healthy baby, last-born and most welcome.
Jewel is a story of how quickly a life can change, how, like lightning, an unforeseen event can set us on a course without reason or compass.
This is what I say :
Jewel is a wonderful tale of total acceptance and love. It's a heartwarming story of a family and sacrifice and how a mother knows that because of one special child, she has to 'give up' her attention and focus on the other children but never giving up the love.
It is also a story on obedience and submission even though a bit unwilling but it was all good at the end. In a way, I felt the book was a bit too 'smooth' and that the characters were a bit stereotype (in a good way) which made the story a bit mundane here and there but then overall, it was still good.
This is yet another book that I inherited and that I was very much drawn to read and so very glad that I did.