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.
I really loved James and Noble’s stories. While I am not a Pastor or a Cattle Farmer there was so much about this book that I could relate to. It dealt with real problems that people face today. For example abuse, losing loved ones, suicide, and messy relationships.
I really enjoyed James story. His development and struggles with God felt authentic. James’ daughter Shelby was rebelling, James’ church could be closing, and he is still getting over losing his wife. James wasn’t afraid to ask hard questions of God.
Noble was young and would do anything to leave his small town. He and Shelby were best friends until her mom died, and now hey barely talk. Noble has a gift for music, and when that gift could take him away from his town…. well what will he choose?
This book didn’t end the way I expected it would and that is what made me really love it. It wasn’t a pretty wrapped up in a bow ending. I wont spoil the ending for you. Another favorite thing about this book was the “real” conversations people had. They sounded like something my pastor would say.
I can’t wait to read the rest of Sorrells’ books.
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (May 3, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1496409558
- ISBN-13: 978-1496409553
I received this book from Tyndale Publishing in exchange for my honest review.