Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Lead Me Home by Amy K. Sorrells

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Synopsis: Amid open fields and empty pews, small towns can crush big dreams.Abandoned by his no-good father and forced to grow up too soon, Noble Burden has set his dreams aside to run the family farm. Meanwhile, James Horton, the pastor of the local church, questions his own calling as he prepares to close the doors for good.As a severe storm rolls through, threatening their community and very livelihood, both men fear losing what they care about most . . . and reconsider where they truly belong.

Review: This book is an incredible story of doubt, despair, family, faith, hope and grace. While it is primarily the story of the Burden and Horton families, it is also the story of the entire town of Sycamore, Indiana. 

Noble Burden has a dream of being a famous country singer, but he has shelved it to run the family dairy farm and care for his mother and brother after his father left town. James Horton, pastor of a local church and single father to a teenage daughter since the death of his wife in a car accident, has just learned that the doors of his church will be closing for good in a matter of weeks. When a major storm rolls through town, everyone pulls together and certain priorities are redefined.

This book is the first I have written by this author. It is well-written and easy relatable for most readers. Many of us have had dreams we had to put on the back burner in the face of real life responsibilities. Many of us have suffered loss that has caused us to draw into ourselves and ignore the rest of the world. And many of us have found those circumstances causing us to question God.

The main thing I took away from this story was that God is always watching over us, and that His grace and mercy are always available if we are willing to accept them.

Highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys clean Christian fiction.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**

Rating: Four stars

About the author
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A long time believer in the power of story to change lives, Amy got her start in journalism and medical writing. Her work has been featured in a wide array of publications including newspapers and medical journals. Her novels have been shortlisted for the 2014 Inspy awards, semi-finalists for the ACFW Genesis awards, and a winner of the 2011 Women of Faith writing contest.

An Indianapolis native and graduate of DePauw University, Amy lives with her husband, three sons and a gaggle of golden retrievers in central Indiana.

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