On Shifting Sands….
What the Back Says:
Long before anyone would christen it “The Dust Bowl,” Nola Merrill senses the destruction. She’s been drying up bit by bit since the day her mother died, leaving her to be raised by a father who withholds his affection the way God keeps a grip on the Oklahoma rain. A hasty marriage to Russ, a young preacher, didn’t bring the escape she desired. Now, twelve years later with two children to raise, new seeds of dissatisfaction take root.When Jim, a mysterious drifter and long-lost friend from her husband’s past, takes refuge in their home, Nola slowly springs to life under his attentions until a single, reckless encounter brings her to commit the ultimate betrayal of her marriage. For months Nola withers in the wake of the sin she so desperately tries to bury. Guilt and shame consume her physically and spiritually, until an opportunity arises that will bring the family far from the drought and dust of Oklahoma. Or so she thinks. As the storms follow, she is consumed with the burden of her sin and confesses all, hoping to find Russ’s love strong enough to stand the test.
Who Wrote It:
Allison Pittman is the author of For Time and Eternity, Stealing Home, the Crossroads of Grace series, and her nonfiction debut, Saturdays With Stella. A high-school English teacher, she serves as director of the theater arts group at her church. She is also the co-president of a dynamic Christian writers group in the San Antonio, Texas area, where she makes her home with her husband and their three boys.
For me this book was a struggle to get through sadly I could not finish this book I only made it to page therefor I will be giving my thoughts on what I did read. While reading this book I did like how easy it was to read the wording was not to difficult to follow or understand. I just couldn’t connect to the main character Nola. I understand how she was depressed ever since her mothers death but come I felt like at some point she needed to seek some professional help how could her husband not see how sad she was and depressed which in turn I’m not saying what she did was right because I believe marriage vows a sacred and should not be taken lightly. It just upset me that she kept saying she was sorry and didn’t want to keep cheating and lying but continued to do to so. I do recommend this book to others who don’t mind this type of story but for me sadly it just didn’t do it for me.
I give this book an overall score of 2 Stars…
Note: I received this book for free from Tyndale House Publishers in return for my honest review.