Friday, December 21, 2012

RE:View | Song of the Meadowlark by Sherri Wilson Johnson

I'd like to introduce you to RE:View - my occasional Friday post devoted to reviewing novels of established and new authors!  Today's novel Song of the Meadowlark by Sherri Wilson Johnson is the first to be featured as a RE:View book.  I had the pleasure of interviewing Sherri for {Writer Wednesday} this week - if you missed the post you can check it out here.  It is such an amazing thing to get to know more about the author of a book you're reading.  For me, it breathes even more life into the characters and the ideas of the book.

I'm happy to announce that Sherri has been good enough to offer a giveaway of one electronic copy of this novel.  How exciting is that?  To enter the giveaway, just comment below and make sure to leave an email address so I can contact you if you win!

On to the review...

Beginning in Lake Murray, South Carolina, we meet twenty-five-year-old Cora Buchanan who has finally decided to move on with the next stage in her life after her husband's disappearance.  The adventure really starts when she faces car trouble in Lewiston, Georgia en route to her parents home in Florida.   Through a set of random events that could only be orchestrated by God, Cora finds herself employed as a nanny for a sweet little girl named Susie who's father, Rex O'Reilly, is a busy rancher.

Rex, a handsome widower, appears tough and unruly, giving Cora cause to keep her distance, but are things really as they seem with him?  After several suspenseful surprises and a lot of genuine conversation, Cora may have to reevaluate her first impressions of Rex. 

This lovely story has strong themes of the beauty and purpose of purity, the breaking down of pride, and a great picture of what true growth in the Lord can look like.  The characters are honest and real, having flaws as we all do, but overcoming the difficulties by turning to the Lord.  This is a must-read if you enjoy great descriptive language as well as true and honest characters. 

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Don't forget to enter the giveaway by commenting below and, if you're aren't fortunate enough to win, make sure and get your copy of Song of the Meadowlark by clicking on this link. I'll be announcing the giveaway winner on Monday so check back for that as well as a Thinking Theology post about being a doer, not just a hearer.

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I received a free copy of this book for review purposes, but was under no obligation to read the book or post a review. I do so under my own motivation and the opinions I have expressed in this review are honest and entirely my own.