Wednesday, April 6, 2011

"When Sparrows Fall" By, Meg Moseley

I just finished reading “When Sparrows Fall” by Meg Moseley. This book is about a mother, Miranda Handord, whose husband died two years earlier and is now raising and home schooling six children by guidelines that she doesn’t fully believe in. After Miranda takes a serious dive off of a cliff her brother-in-law, Jack Hanford, comes to take temporary custody of the children until Miranda recovers. Jack knows not a thing about the family, having only met them once before his brother had died. Jack realizes that the church that Miranda and her children attend is very restrictive and dictated by their pastor Mason Chandler. The strict ideals of what the family should and shouldn’t wear, eat, and the rules that they should adhere to aren’t something that Jack is accustomed to and seeks to change their ways of life and break Miranda and the children free from Mason Chandler’s reign.

This book was wonderful. It had a sense of mystery the whole way through the book where you knew some of the story behind each of the characters but were surprised to learn deeper seeded truths about each. The book was wonderfully written and was one that I didn’t want to put down. It allowed me to see a little more into the difficulties that the women and children face when in a cult-like church and how hard it would be to get out of a situation like that. I absolutely loved this book and will look forward to reading any future books that Meg Moseley authors. I received a free copy of this book for an honest review through Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers.

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