This is a book that I really haven't decided whether I like or not. It is the gripping tale of May Seymour.When Claudius Borne finds May drunk along the road and takes he home a story unfolds of how Claudius allows May-May to stay on his farm so that she can learn to come to grips with the things that happened in her life.May had graduated college and went on a mission trip to Rwanda. While staying in Rwanda the villiage is wiped out by Genocide the only survivor being May. So when she finally makes it back to the states she is physically and emotionally scarred. So when she winds up on Claudius' farm she slowly learns to heal.Some parts of this book are very hard to read such as the slaughter in Rwanda and I really didn't expect to read about the killing of chickens and turkeys in the story. Even with the above mentioned issues this is a very well written book and the lessons I took away from it were well worth reading this book. The main themes of this book are forgiveness, grace and love. Although Claudius and May were strangers they form a family bond of sorts which is a great reminder that families aren't a group we are born into but rather they are the people who love us and take care of us when we need them most. I rate this book a solid 4.5.I was provided a complimentary copy of this book from Booksneeze for an honest review.
I received this book for free in return to give my honest review of this book. I read this book in 2 days, couldn't put it down. Lisa Samson tells a tale of redemtption, love, death, and dying and coming back. Our story is about May. A college senior that a man named Claudius finds at the side of the road drunk with no where to go. He takes her to his farm, Borne's Last Chance. There she recuperates and stays with him for a month before she is to head to Rwanda to offer services. Not as a missionary but to go and help. She and her dog Girlfriend stay with Claudius. Claudius is an older man who is mixed race. He has lived on this farm his whole life never marrying. He and May hit it off...he calls her May-May. He takes her to the airport for her trip. May writes a few times. In Rwanda unrest has started and the UN came to take May back to the states but she refused to leave. She found Jesus here with Fr. Issac and all this wonderful women and children she was taking care and they took care of her. One evening the rebels came to the camp and murdered everyone in the camp. They killed the men and children. Raped the women and killed them. Everyone was dead but May. She survived and then had to survive another 3 months with nothing but what she could find. Eventually they found her and got her back to the states but she was physically and emotionally so scarred. She lost her faith. Back in the states, May-May goes back to the farm and stays with Claudius. She makes a "life" there with Claudius. The truly love each other as a father and daughter. This book goes through her life 10 yrs after the Rwanda experience.This book was just awesome. SO much unexpected happens. It grabs you from the beginning and keeps you in through the end. You can picture all of the characters and see how they all work together in each others lives..we see May's loss of faith and how she found it.