What Momma Left Behind

“Then there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray….
Wow, what a story! What Momma Left Behind was faith, hope, love, and a sense of community.

The story begins with Worie Dressar, who is 17 when influenza and typhoid ravage the Appalachian Mountain Community of Sourwood, Mountain, Tennessee in 1877. Her mother had been secretly feeding several children on the mountain till she died. Worie is left to figure out how and why she was caring for the children. The author is a master storyteller by placing the reader in an old cabin, high up on the mountain in a meadow of wildflowers, deep in the hearts and lives of those who live there. Worie has two good for nothing brothers, one who is greedy and one who is a drunk, she must fight to save her home and the children now in her care.

The author inspires the reader to keep moving during time of trouble, to keep the faith. Worie discovers unconditional love and the power of forgiveness as she begins to care for all the children.
The book was a reminder that we are to all be grateful for what we have.

“But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. I don’t know Your ways, good Father, but I trust mercy and I rejoice despite my misgivins. Help me to forgive others so I can be forgiven.”

I received a copy of the book from Revell/Baker Publisher’s in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions are my own.

Published by sweets67

I am a full time mom and volunteer with Disaster Relief as Blue Hat/Lead Cook for Mass Feeding. I am a Young Living Essential Oils Dist and love sharing and teaching others how to incorporate oils into everyday life. In my free time I love to read and review books for several Christian publishing companies.

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