Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Book Review: The Song of Sourwood Mountain by Ann H Gabhart

 The Song of Sourwood Mountain: (Southern Historical Romance Set in the 1910 Appalachian Mountains) 

                                           By Ann H. Gabhart

While the century began with such promise, it is 1910 when Mira Dean's hopes of being a wife and mother are dashed to pieces. Her fiancé dead from tuberculosis, Mira resigns herself to being a spinster schoolteacher--until Gordon Covington shows up.
No longer the boy she knew from school, Gordon is now a preacher who is full of surprises. First, he asks Mira to come to Sourwood in eastern Kentucky to teach at his mission school. Second, he asks her to marry him. Just like that. And all at once the doors that had seemed firmly shut begin to open, just a crack.
With much trepidation, Mira steps out in faith into a life she never imagined, in a place filled with its own special challenges, to serve a people who will end up becoming the family she always dreamed of.
From the pen of bestselling author Ann H. Gabhart comes a heartwarming story of the unexpected blessings that can come when we dare to follow the Lord's leading.

My Review:

Ann Gabhart has given us a true glimpse into Kentucky's Applachian life with her book, The Song of Sourwood.  With her accurate descriptions and her spot on mountain talk, you can imagine how it was being a city girl in Kentucky traveling back in to mountains.  

I was so impressed with Gordon with his boldness to follow through on  the Lord's calling.  His desire to bring the word of  God and education to the mountain people was impressive.  He needed a helpmate to do that but even I had my doubts he would get that after his outlandish proposal to Mira.

What a great book that kept me turning the pages with the many adventures and happenings in the mountains.  

I was given a complimentary copy of this book.
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Lana said...

My Mom and Dad met doing mission work in the back hills of Tennessee.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Lana, How neat that you parents met helping others. I met my husband in Michigan but when we traveled to KY I realized that's where had I went a couple of years before on a mission trip with the youth group.