Tuesday, June 23, 2020

What Momma Left Behind by Cindy Sproles



Worie Dressar is seventeen years old when influenza and dysentery ravage her Appalachian Mountain community in 1898, leaving behind a growing number of orphaned children with no way to care for themselves. Worie's mother has been secretly feeding a number of these little ones on Sourwood Mountain. But when she dies suddenly, Worie is left to figure out why and how she was caring for them.

Plagued with two good-for-nothing brothers--one greedy and the other a drunkard--Worie fights to save her home and the orphaned children now in her begrudging care. Along the way, she will discover the beauty of unconditional love and the power of forgiveness as she cares for all of Momma's children.


A very enjoyable read by Cindy Sproles who wrote so well that I thought I was in the novel with Worie Dressar.
Worie impressed me so much! She’s one strong and determined young lady who does what needs to be done in order to survive in 1877 Appalachia’s.
Along the way she learns some valuable life lessons like forgiveness and love as she helps the needy children who lost their loved ones.
The language of the mountain people is beautiful. Sort of reminds me of Kentucky.
The one person that I didn’t like was shifty Calvin. I felt that he should have stayed around to help Worie. To me, it didn’t matter about his upbringing. He still should have stepped up to be a man. He made me mad at him.
This story will tug at your heart as you read Worie’s story. It did me. I will be looking for more of Cindy’s work in the future.
I appreciate that Sproles doesn’t beat around the bush about the hard times and tough subjects that are in this book.
She will make you smile and cry at the same time.
This book will keep you turning its pages until you are finished and will leave you thinking about Worie and her family long after this story is finished.
I highly recommend it!
My thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book. I was NOT required to write a positive review. All opinions are my ownA very enjoyable read by Cindy Sproles who wrote so well that I thought I was in the novel with Worie Dressar.


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