Thursday, January 10, 2013

"Spring's Renewal" by Shelley Shepard Gray

"Spring's Renewal" by Shelley Shepard Gray gets 5 stars from me. It is the second book in The Seasons Of Sugarcreek series. Clara is the town's schoolteacher and is loved by all the kinder but the town folk just stare at her scars. The scars are from an accident when she was 6. Tim comes to help his uncle on his farm. Tim sees Clara and instant attractive but he has a girlfriend Ruby Lee. When Clara sees Tim she starts to hope that maybe she can have want she has always wanted, to be a wife and a mother.  I wanted to get to the end to see if Clara and Tim ended up together. There is a tragic (not fatal) that happens in this story that shows what love and faith can do. Clara believes it is her duty to take care of her widow mother and does so unselfishly till she learns that her mother has been lying to her. I didn't much care for her mother till the end of the story. This book shows that sometimes things are the way they appear to be!

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