I received this book for free from Celebrate LIt Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Devil in the Dust by Cara Luecht
Published by Heritage Beacon Fiction on April 3rd 2017
Genres: Clean & Wholesome, Fiction, General, Historical, Romance
Source: Celebrate LIt Bloggers
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Their small Oklahoma town is dying. Lillian remembers how acres and acres of wheat once waved under jewel-blue skies. Now the dirt stretches across the flat land as far as she can see.
Emma's husband is missing. She keeps house, keeps her five children fed as best as she can, and keeps smiling as her hope fades. But when the days stretch to weeks, she faces the possibility that he will never come home. Left with the likelihood of losing their farm, and the ever-present pangs of hunger, she is forced to consider opportunities that, under normal circumstances, she would never contemplate.
Jessie, Emma's oldest daughter, completes her tasks as if numb. Forced to wear her mother's shoes to avoid the humiliation of bare feet, she watches the dead, dirt road for signs of life.
And then he comes.
His new car and shiny shoes and generous way with gifts and money catch Jessie's eye, much to the dismay of her mother … and much to the concern of the minister's wife, Lillian. He's too smooth, too willing to help, and much too eager to spend time with a girl less than half his age. But who is to say he is not the miracle they all prayed for?
Ever finish a book and just not know what you thought??? I liked some of the elements and a good part of the story. all the dust and dust storms were unreal, though I don’t doubt they happened. I hated seeing the community seeming to be falling apart and felt horrible everyone was suffering so.
I liked the way it ended but some of the parts that got us there were a bit hard. And there was a couple times I was close to tears.
I dont know why I expected it to be happier and more of a romance but it wasn’t!
This isn’t really a light read but If you like historical stories you might enjoy this one.