Monday, August 30, 2010

Letters From Sweetwater

Letters From Sweetwater

By Dale Garland

From the book: Deep in the mountains of North Carolina is a tiny but wondrous valley called Sweetwater. Mysterious forces, both good and evil, have converged there to produce a tender but compelling story. Through occasional flights of fantasy, Jesse Gernon gets to peep "behind the curtain" and catch a glimpse of the Glory land. What he discovers there may prove to be far different from anything you ever have imagined, but come see for yourself and be prepared for the unexpected.

Romans 8:28 KJV... And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.

When Keith, Jesse's troubled uncle, comes to visit it is with the intent of disclosing a secret he hints could involve the family honor. En route, however, he encounters a mysterious stranger who strongly advises against such. Soon thereafter Keith is stricken with bacterial encephalitis, leaving him permanently brain damaged and with amnesia... Is his secret lost forever? A question that is certain to haunt the reader. Written in poetic prose, Letters From Sweetwater is a tribute to the human spirit with its ability to overcome and achieve when guided by Divine purpose.
-taken from the description on the back cover

From me: Honestly? I really struggled with this book. I hate to say it, because I know writing a book is hard work, but it just wasn't for me. I had a tough time keeping the names straight and an even tougher time connecting all the random events together. It's a slow, steady book...not really my style.

Thanks to Phenix & Phenix for offering me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.


Odie Langley said...

Well all I got out of the part you shared was that it was in NC which peaked an interest but was soon lost again. I don't think it would be for me either. Have a great tuesday.