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Inspiring December 4, 2013
The Sinners' Garden is the right book for this time of year. The compassion described through out this novel is unbelievable and inspiring. A perfect novel for every body if for nothing more than an inspiring story to give us that little jolt we need to start our movements. This story is an example that one seed planted can grow an entire garden where miracles can be endless. Honestly I have never wanted to avoid doing anything else but read and read and read. This is a unique novel that delivers more than just a story it gives hope. And what can be better than that.
Review by rita
In the small Lake Erie township of Benning, someone is at work cultivating a supernatural garden …
Andy Kemp’s young life has been as ravaged as his scarred face. Disfigured by an abusive father, the teenager hides behind his books and an impenetrable wall of cynicism and anger.
As Andy’s mother struggles to reconnect with him, his Uncle Rip returns transformed from a stint in prison and wants to be a mentor to the reclusive boy, doing everything he can to help end Andy’s pain. When Andy begins hearing strange music through his iPod and making near-prophetic announcements, Rip is convinced that what Andy is hearing is the voice of God.
Elsewhere, police officer Heather Gerisch responds to a late-night breaking and entering in one of the poorest homes in town. She soon realizes that the masked prowler has left thousands of dollars in gift cards from a local grocery store.
As the bizarre break-ins continue and Heather pursues the elusive “Summer Santa,” Andy and Rip discover an enormous and well-kept garden of wildflowers that seems to have grown overnight at an abandoned steel mill.
Soon, they realize who the gardener is, and a spree of miracles transfigures this small town from a place of hopelessness into a place of healing and beauty.
|Publication Date||December 17, 2013|