A few months ago I read Sweetwater Run by Jan Watson. I was initially drawn to the book in the library because of its gorgeous cover. I just want to crawl into the cover and live there for a while.
Taking place in the late 1800s, Sweetwater Run is the story of Cara. In the first few pages of the book her husband is arrested for "stealing" his own horse, and Cara is found alone, learning to rely on God for all the strength He can provide.
A story of greed, courage, loss, trust, and faith, I am so glad I read it, but I will admit that, when I first started reading it I thought it was a bit silly.
Simply written, I found it a little naive. With characters like Dance and Dimmert I thought about putting it down. But within a few chapters I felt a connection with Cara and longed to see her story through. The courage and trust she showed was an encouragement and I fell in love with her heart of compassion for others and for God.
If you have a long list of books to read I certainly wouldn't put this at the top of the list. But if you're looking for an easy-to-read feel good kind of tale, I would certainly recommend this.
What have you been reading lately?