A mother and her daughters drive for days without sleep until they crash their car in rural Oklahoma. The mother, Amaranth, is desperate to get away from someone she's convinced will follow them wherever they go - her husband. The girls, Amity and Sorrow, can't imagine what the world holds outside their father's polygamous compound. Rescue comes in the unlikely form of Bradley, a farmer grieving the loss of his wife.
At first unwelcoming to these strange, prayerful women, Bradley's abiding tolerance gets the best of him, and they become a new kind of family. An unforgettable story of belief and redemption, Amity & Sorrow is about the influence of community and learning to stand on your own.
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Interesting Twist on Coming-Of-Age Novel
- L. M. Roberts
Wonder Character Portraits
This is a tale about trust--offered, betrayed, avenged, and redeemed. It contrasts the resiliency some souls and the despair of others. It is a classic struggle between what seems to be good and what is revealed to be evil.
It is also a story of love-- between a woman and her daughters, between sisters, between a lonely little girl and an ignored old man, and mostly between a passionate couple that both need to overcome the loss of trust and joy.
The farmer's message to the woman he loved expressed by the crops he selected to grow.
The reader had a range of voices. She has a sweet and simple voice that enhanced the sincerity of the story.
The book left me hopeful for the redemption of most of the characters.
This is a great book. It feels like a classic. It has a very rich plot and wonderful character development. It seems simple but continues to build to the very end of the story.
- Lisa Alliance