Monday, April 16, 2012

Book Review: The Widow of Saunders Creek

The Widow of Saunders Creek, written by Tracey Bateman, is about a young Army widow, Corrie Saunders, who has just left Dallas to go "home" to the house her and her husband were to share. However, her husband was killed in action while serving his country.  She has chosen to move to the small town named after his family.

She begins rennovations on their home without her husband, but with the help of his preacher-cousin, Eli.  During this process, she senses that her husband Jarrod is trying to make contact with her.  As she seeks him, she receives mixed signals from his family about what she is actually sensing.  Is it Jarrod or something else? 

Corrie finds comfort in new friends as she struggles with the loss of her husband and the odd things happening at her house. She also struggles with the feelings she is beginning to have for Eli. She must choose to seek Jesus in her troubles or follow her own path.

I was a little weary on reading this book due to the references to witches. However, I am glad I stuck with it.  The author, Tracey Bateman, shows how we should seek Christ in our struggles and stand on the promises of the Bible. I was very pleased with the plot of the story. If you like Christian fiction, I think you would like this book.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this honest review.

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