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Not a Sparrow Falls (The Second Chances Collection Book #1)

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  • Posted April 14, 2010

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    Not A Sparrow Falls

    A carefully planned escape allows Mary Bridget Washburn to leave behind the drug dealers that she lives with. In an attempt to start life anew, Mary takes on her mother's identity and becomes known as Bridie. When her plans seem to be going askew and she considers returning to the drug dealers. However, a child-care job neatly falls in her lap and she agrees to care for the children of a troubled Presbyterian reverend. She can not know the journey of healing that lays before her for both herself and the family she cares for. Still she is plagued by the thought of the drug dealers coming after her. However, it is only by the fear being realized that she can find true freedom.

    I enjoyed "Not a Sparrow Falls" by Linda Nichols. By the time I got a third of the way into the book, I was hooked. The book was well-written, though personally, I would have like to have seen a little more romance. I absolutely loved the ending though. The way in which the author wrapped things up and released Mary Bridget Washburn from the very fear she had been running from was absolutely superb. The title of this book is certainly appropriate. Nearly all of the main characters have "fallen" in some way, yet the theme is that God can lift up a broken life and bring restoration.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2010

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    A Gripping Read- I Couldn't Put it Down!

    I don't come across many novels where the subject is not heavily covered in today's Christian market, but the author does it with such strength and ability to craft a memorable story. Not only was this story captivating, it left me with memorable characters and a story line that will resound with me for time to come.
    NOT A SPARROW FALLS is not a fast read. It requires a willingness to really delve into it, but once I entered the story world, I couldn't leave. The situations the heroine found herself in were heartbreaking and anxious. I loved the love story. It wasn't overt or edgy, but it was sweet and captivating. How I longed to see it resolved in the end. There were so many different threads that made up the tapestry of this story. From a family suffering from the loss of their mother, to a young woman running from a wealth of bad decisions, to a drug ravaged young man and the old woman who prays for them all.
    I would give this book five stars, but I am giving it four because there was a theology issue, I do not agree with, namely once save always saved.
    But aside from that, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It resounded and connected with me. I will not soon forget these characters or their story.
    I want to thank Jim at Bethany House for my copy of this book to review.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2002

    Deep

    Linda Nichols is an excellent, and very gifted writer, no doubt about that. The story was captivating, but the focus on the pastor's former wife was a little overwhelming. Her journal entries seemed to pull me down and not allow me to feel uplifted by the healing that was going on in the lives of the pastor's family and the nanny. A little on the depressing side, but very deep. It really makes you think and see how God can totally turn your life around by taking something heading toward disaster and turning into something good.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Enjoyed

    When I started reading this 318 page book, I would have sworn it was an English or British novel. Then I thought it was set in the forties or fifties and I was wrong again. This book does have an old fashioned feel about it and the author's style reminds me of British works. This is not a romance exactly, nor a mystery. Its genre is a little hard to define. It is Christain story with a lot of heartbreak and love in it. I did enjoy this book. I think it is an excellant story. Although there is a 13 year old girl playing a major part, I do not think think this is a book for anyone younger then 16. There is child abuse, drug manufacturing and use, quite a few people die, but not from violence and a man and his faith are sorely tested.

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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    A pleasant surprise.

    Great Christian story-telling without being syrupy sweet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Keeps your interest.

    You will live her story with her. You will not want to put the book down.

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  • Posted March 9, 2013

    This was such an uplifting read!

    This was my first book by this author - look forward to reading more of her books. I have added her name to my favorite authors list.

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

    Recommend

    This book was amazing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Good read

    Enjoyed this book very much. So tired of books that depend on graphic sex and f bombs. This was a refreshing change.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Beautiful

    Beautiful. A Godly reminder of His love and devotion to his children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    highly recommend

    I enjoyed this story. Well written and very unexpected ending.

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