I greatly appreciate this blogger/reviewer’s recommendation of Capture Books’ first reality-based Appalachian novel about the conditions of many poor Christian women, for Christian women. Thank you, Connie Withay for taking time to give us this review! Tonya absolutely is working on her sequel!
Title: The Whispering of the Willows
Author: Tonya Jewel Blessing
Publisher: Capture Books
“Life in the Ashby family seemed especially hard. Where was God love? Auntie Ada told her once to look at the willows – cuz they even praised God,” Tonya Jewel Blessing writes in her novel, The Whispering of the Willows.
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This three-hundred-and-ninety-six-page paperback targets those who enjoy historical Christian fiction involving family dynamics and romance. Using one noun that may be considered profanity and slang words, topics of physical and sexual abuse and death may not be appropriate for immature readers. While each chapter begins with an Appalachian folk belief, the ending has a list of the hymns and folksongs of the story’s era as well as eleven discussion questions.
In this tale set in the 1920s in the rural hills of West Virginia, the large Ashby family struggles often running a…
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