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Tricia5 Stars Out Of 5"Greater Love Has No-one"February 21, 2019TriciaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is my first time reading this author's work, I look forward to reading more. This book is Christian fiction, so you will read about faith and God in it. But you'll also read about the dark and evil side of mankind. I try not to give spoilers so I always recommend reading the synopsis of a book, this one caught my interest right off.
A bit of the history of the characters is told in the chapters that go back to the year 1933, when a beautiful friendship between two young girls begins in the mining town of Beulah Mountain. Most of the chapters are set in 2004 when one of those young girls is in her 80's now. Her adult children worry about her and her independent nature. Sometimes worry can cause folks to be a bit controlling and cause others, yes even 80 year old ladies to rebel.
This story is built around a secret that has been kept much too long. It's built on love, sacrifice, faith, and just how far we'd go to protect our friends and families from those who would do them harm. I wouldn't call it a easy read. But I would call it one that will be hard to put down or forget especially the further you read it.
As this book is read we're reminded we're never too old or young to make a difference in another's life.
A few of my favorite quotes from the book are:
"That's all anyone needs she thought, just a little dose of hope."
"People like to complain more than they like to do anything about it."
"Greater love has no-one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends."
"It's one thing to believe God can forgive you. It's another to believe it so deeply that you accept that forgiveness."
CurledUpWithaBookThe MaritimesAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Under a Cloudless SkyJuly 1, 2018CurledUpWithaBookThe MaritimesAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This seemed like just a nice book about a little old lady until about half way in. Then i realized there were way too many pages left and this simple and predictable story became quite suspenseful and totally unpredictable! I could hardly put the book down and when I wasnt reading it, I was thinking about the strange twists and turns.
katieann5 Stars Out Of 5Another Great WV Novel by FabryJune 20, 2018katieannQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I could not put this book down. I was anxious to find out what exactly had occured on the third floor of the company store. I loved how all the stories came together at the end. Great read.
GrandaddyAAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Dwelling in Beulah LandFebruary 19, 2018GrandaddyAAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The title catches your attention and then you learn the focal point of the story is West Virginia coal mining country. Cloudless and coal seem to be at opposite ends of the spectrum. An elderly lady living in central Kentucky in 2004 is remembering the brief time she lived in Beulah Mountain, West Virginia, in 1933 with her father, who was the co-owner of the coal mining company and the general store. When she lived there as a young teen, the whole world seemed cloudy. Meanwhile back in Beulah Mountain, the grandson of the other co-owner is trying to buy out everyone living on the mountain so the coal company can expand its operations and use massive machinery to mine the coal. As the story moves back and forth from 1933 to 2004, Ruby is torn between going back for a big celebration the town is planning or staying home in Kentucky. Without knowing anything about the invitation she has received to be the guest of honor, her adult children decide she is too old to continue driving and take her car keys from her. Now, what would you do if your kids took your car keys from you when you felt you were still quite capable of driving? For Ruby, that was upsetting enough but learning that her son had spoken with a neighbor about buying her car was the straw that broke the camel's back. She makes a decision that has all kinds of repercussions for her son and daughter, as well as for the folks down in Beulah Mountain. One of those people is Hollis who promised his parents before they died that he would never sell their land. But Buddy Coleman is applying the pressure for him to sell. What does any of that have to do with Ruby? The excitement and tension mounts as one event after the other occurs, pulling the reader along like a runaway train down the mountainside. Will greed win? Jump on the train and see where it takes you. You will enjoy the ride.
ksnapierLima, OHAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This book will keep you intrigued until the endFebruary 3, 2018ksnapierLima, OHAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This novel tells how a town's past can bring it down or save it. Set in Beulah Mountain, West Virginia, in 1933 and in the present. In the past, there are two girls who make a vow. Ruby and Bean come from two different homes. One is the daughter of the mine owner and the other is the daughter of a mine worker. Both girls are looked after by Bean's mother and they do not know about the conflict that is coming.
In the present, Hollis Beasley has decided he is going to hold onto the legacy which his family left him on Beulah Mountain. His friend Buddy Coleman, however, want to increase the coal production of the town and open a museum. He wants to share the entire history of this town, including the 1933 uprising. He also will do this without care for anyone else.
These two stories come together through an elderly woman who lives miles away. The children of Ruby Handley Freeman want to take away the life she knows, so she disappears. While she is going she discovers a secret which will effect her and those who come across her path.
This book kept me on the edge of my seat clear until the end. It is so well-written that I felt like I was int he midst of the story from beginning to end. There is suspense throughout. I look forward to reading other works by this author in the near future.
I was given this book by Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.