Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Homecoming, Family, and Miracles
Title: The Homecoming of Samuel Lake
By: Jenny Wingfield
The Homecoming of Samuel Lake is a remarkable first novel.
I was swept into the Moses family reunion and the fabric of their shared lives in 1950's Arkansas from the very first page. I wanted to know all the characters as they shared their everyday lives and their dreams, their tragedies and their triumphs.
Samuel Lake, a young charismatic preacher, brings his wife, Willadee, and their 3 children home every year for the Moses family reunion. This year tragedy strikes with the untimely death of of Willadee's father and Samuel's lost parish. The family stays on and their lives unfold in expected and unexpected ways.
I highly recommend this engrossing book and hope that it is only the first of many novels by Jenny Wingfield.
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