Many Sparrows by Lori Benton book review

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Disclosure: I received this book free from Litfuse. Post contains affiliate links; opinions shared are mine.

His eye is on the sparrow…and I know he watches me.  ~Civilla D. Martin

 

For a long time, I had a pretty little blue sparrow phone case.  Whenever I saw the case, it reminded me that God doesn’t miss even a sparrow that falls.  When my life seemed to revolve around money, material things, or the future, that little sparrow reminded me that God has taken care of my needs, even before I knew of the problem.  The belief is in my heart, but sometimes my brain has trouble remembering it!  Sometimes in books, our characters have to learn that lesson, too.  It’s no surprise that Many Sparrows was in God’s hands all along, but try convincing his mother Clare of that!  
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Like many of Benton’s other novels, Many Sparrows is a literary work of art. The beautiful prose flows off the page, even as I became so saddened by the turn of events. The story broke my mama heart!  I just can’t imagine the utter despair of losing a child.  There were so many moments that I wanted to cry for Clare, as one turn after another seemed to go down the wrong path.  If this happened to me, it would be tough to see God’s hand in it all.

My grandparents lived near Harrodsburg, Kentucky so it was fascinating to learn more about this area’s history. I also loved reading more about the Native American way of doing everyday things such as gardening. The only thing I disliked about Many Sparrows was the multitude of characters to keep up with.  If you’re good with following a complex story, consider reading Many Sparrows!


One lucky Savings in Seconds reader will win a copy of Many Sparrows PLUS $5 PayPal cash. To enter, visit the form below.  The giveaway is open to US readers ages 18+. Void where prohibited by law. Good luck!

Thanks to Litfuse for sending me this book for review.

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Comments

  1. If the Good Lord can keep his eye on all those sparrows I’m sure I can follow all those characters.

  2. Cynthia R says:

    Sounds like a good book, I would like to read it. I enjoy books set back in history.

  3. Michelle L says:

    Im Canadian, can I enter?

  4. Sorry Michelle, it’s open to US residents only (due to sponsor requirements.) I’m giving away my copy of Best Day Ever and it’s open to Can though!

  5. Sounds like an exciting book.
    Whoever wrote the synopsis on Amazon should have proofread it before publishing it. One part is written:
    >wondering how she can to recover her son

  6. I want to win this for my cousin!

  7. Cynthia R says:

    I would like to win because I enjoy reading lots of different books.

  8. I love the time setting and I would be interested in reading this book based on the summary.

  9. I love the title and love the hymn.

  10. Cynthia R says:

    I would like to win because reading is my favorite

  11. This seems like it will be a very nail biting book with all of sorts of problems and perilous times. It looks very good!!!!

  12. I want to win this giveaway because my sister in law had a miscarriage recently.

  13. I never know how accurate a historical novel is, especially since I’m not really a history buff.

  14. Jodi Hunter says:

    Sounds Awesome.

  15. I’d like to read this book because it sounds inspiring.

  16. Clare sounds like an incredibly strong woman. I like strong characters.

  17. Mary Gardner says:

    This sounds like an interesting read. I generally like stories in the time period of the late 1700’s up through the civil war. I also love the title!

  18. The paperback is cheaper than the ebook. I just think thats weird.

  19. This is a book I would enjoy.
    Thanks for the contest.

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