Bitter Waterby Sherri Smith
Mara ran away from home at 18, right after her high school graduation. She returns to discover the roots of her genetic eye disease and discover her roots. See more details below
Mara ran away from home at 18, right after her high school graduation. She returns to discover the roots of her genetic eye disease and discover her roots.
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- 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)
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Bitter Water by Sherri Smith is a book that you will want to get cozy with. Set in a small town in Illinois, it is a story of a family torn apart by the sin of another. It is a reminder that when sin rears its ugly head, it always has consequences. Sometimes we are the victims of our own sins, and sometimes we are the victims of the sins of others. Bitter Water is a story of hope. No matter how bad life may seem to be, there is always hope and help for those who seek it. It is also a story of forgiveness. Where there is forgiveness there is always hope. Let Sherri take you on a journey that you will enjoy from beginning to end.
I recently read this book, in one day, as a matter of fact. I was so drawn into the story that I didn't want to put it down. The descriptions were enough to 'see' the places and characters, yet not overly done. The author took a story that involved many ordinary aspects of life - growing up, finding friendships, employment, housing and death, and wove them into an uplifting and pleasant story. I would recommend this book to any woman , especially one who is striving to be the best she can be, even after enduring a painful upbringing.
The novel 'Bitter Water' flowed smoothly and I could identify with the main character. It is an inspirational novel, without being preachy and I liked that. I could 'see' the places where the story took place and was easily drawn into the story. In fact, I couldn't put it down, I had to read it all the way through.
I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed journeying with Mara back to her roots. I found inspiration in her ability to stay true to herself despite having to face the pain of her father's rejection all over again. Smith's book is warmly written, gently riveting, and an inspiring reminder of just how much courage and ability to persevere through 'bitter waters' can come from being rooted in faith, especially a faith in God that has been honed by those same bitter waters.
Bitter Water takes you through the stages of reconciliation between a teenage runaway and the young woman who comes back home eight years later. Her parents are the same but she isn't. The way she handles the pressures of reconciliation and other stressful situations that arise, this book gives me hope that there is always hope.