Friday, August 8, 2014
The Sign Painter
Amy Dowell had always considered herself a very good mother. But when she loses her husband to illness and her home to debt, she finds herself and her young daughter, Kimberly, living on the streets as she struggles to find a job that will get them back on their feet again.
When Amy meets Lucy Watts, the pastor in charge of the church program that fed Amy and Kimberly their latest meal, Lucy sets them up in temporary housing and gives her a lead on a job painting signs for a local auto dealership--but Amy is hesitant to let go and trust. Is this finally a legitimate break?
Can Amy subject herself to the possibility of disappointment and hurt by hoping again? Inspired by the true story, The Sign Painter is a tale of desperation, taking chances, and ultimately redemption.
This heartwarming novel blends mystery, romance, and characters you'll root for, will leave you wondering-Is home really where the heart is?
Cafe Lily's Review:
I thought this book was amazing even though it ended up having more of a suspense feel to it than I expected.
Typically I'm not a big fan of mysteries and suspense but this was such an interesting read that I could not put it down. The characters were easy to connect to and this book touched on a variety of topics.
While there are many issues being dealt with and various characters to keep up with, the book was easy to follow and flowed well.
My heart was broken for Amy and her daughter, and I felt myself pulling for them all the way through this book. I really liked how the author kept it real, when dealing with the church's attitude on homelessness and the impact running the shelter had on the congregation. It was portrayed as a very believable scenario.
I highly recommend this one!