Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Kitty Forth-Regner/ The Song of Sadie Sparrow

ISBN-10: 1941555357 | ISBN-13: 978-1941555354  | List Price: $15.99  |Format: Paperback | Page Count: 398  

ASIN: B0773TFYTF | List Price: $2.99 | Format: Kindle

For many, a nursing home is the despised last stop before heading out into the Great Beyond. Not so for the heroines of The Song of Sadie Sparrow—three very different women whose lives intersect in a warm and endlessly engaging facility called The Hickories.

Sadie Sparrow, Meg Vogel and Elise Chapelle represent different generations. They have experienced different sorrows and entertain different hopes. They even adhere to different worldviews, from devoutly Christian to unapologetically atheist. Yet over the course of a single year, they forge unlikely bonds that impact each other’s lives in the here and now—and perhaps for all eternity.

A beautifully written story of friendship set against the backdrop of life’s twilight years, The Song of Sadie Sparrow explores contrasting views of purpose and pardon, life and afterlife—and faith’s role in shaping those views, now and forevermore.

Author Bio:

Kitty Foth-Regner was a feminist atheist for the first half of her adult life—until her Christian mother stood on the cusp of eternity, sending Kitty off on a personal quest for the truth about where we came from, what we’re doing here and where we’re going. Heaven Without Her (Thomas Nelson, 2008) is an enthusiastically endorsed account of that quest, during which she frantically sought evidence for everything but Christianity (since she thought most Christians were both boring and self-righteous). Finding no such evidence, she finally turned to the Bible, and was blown away by its obvious truth, and by learning that all her long-held ideas about Christians had been 100% wrong. 

Kitty is also the co-author, with Amy Ammen, of Hip Ideas for Hyper Dogs (Wiley/Howell, 2007), a contributor to Transformed by the Evidence (Leafcutter Press, 2014), and editor ofGod’s Glory in Clay Pots (Word for Life Publishing, 2009). Her first published book was a medical thriller entitled The Cure (Main Street Publishing, 1987), chosen winner of the first Greater Milwaukee Book Festival Contest by the late mystery novelist Sue Grafton.  

A retired copywriter with scores of brochures, white papers and scripts in her portfolio, today Kitty is a 60-hour-a-month nursing-home volunteer at the facility where her mother lived and died. A reflection of her experiences there, The Song of Sadie Sparrow is a novel celebrating three women, representing three different generations and worldviews, who meet in a nursing home and impact each other’s lives—perhaps for all eternity. 

Visit Kitty on her WebsiteFacebook or Twitter.

You can order your copy of The Song of Sadie Sparrow on Amazon.

My Review

"The Song of Sadie Sparrow" by Kitty Foth-Regner is a wonderful book about life in a nursing home and three woman in particular. It is definitely a five star novel.

This book caused many tears to fall because of the way she effectively portrayed [life in a nursing home] or [the places life takes us as we age].

I felt the loneliness of these three woman. I have to say that Sadie was my favorite character because Sadie was my grandmother's name. She had many of the same characteristics as my grandmother.

This book made me realize anew that more people need to visit nursing home residents to make them know that they are still valuable and still have a purpose till God calls them home to Heaven.

I would read another book about the character meg if the author should write one, the ending makes me think there could be another novel. The ending is perfect and while, not a cliff hanger, would make a great start to a new book..."

The ending is a bitter sweet reminder of what real life is like and that there is hope for a happy ending if we believe in Jesus.

I would recommend this book to everyone that likes true to life fiction with this warning, this book is a tear jerker but it brings hope.

I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Christian Women Affiliate. These opinions are my own.

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