Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Leota's Garden by Francine Rivers
Rivers is a prolific writer with many awards to her credit. This novel is a fine example of her writing. The plot involves a misunderstood grandmother reunited with her granddaughter. A side story is the university student who needs an elderly person for a project and is matched with the grandmother. The story deals with abortion, family misunderstandings, marriage outside of the faith and euthanasia. All of those topics take over 400 pages to unfold but reading the entire book is worth it. You will be encouraged by the possibility of forgiveness and restoration after decades of estrangement.