Thursday, August 12, 2010

Book Review: Resurrection in May by Lisa Samson

Book Description from Thomas Nelson Publishers

May Seymour graduated from college with the world at her feet and no idea what to do with it. A mission trip to Rwanda brought her a sense of purpose in loving others. So when the genocide began she chose to remain in the village, which was subsequently slaughtered. Only May survived.
So, May journeyed to heal on the farm of Claudius Borne, a sweet, innocent old man who understood plants and animals far better than people.
Years later, having not stepped a foot off Claudius' farm, May learns an old college flame, now a death-row inmate, is refusing to appeal his sentence. Can she convince him to grab hold of life once again? Their surprising friendship turns the tables, for the prisoner, Eli Campbell, has a deeper faith from which to draw than she. Eli slowly begins to pull May from her cloistered existence. With the help of Eli, their tiny town, and ultimately a renewal of faith, May comes to life once again.
My Thoughts
Lisa Samson's, Resurrection in May is a different type of book than I typically pick up and read. It was a very refreshing read. Lisa has a very captivating voice in her writing that immediately drew me in. I enjoyed the dialogue between Claudius and May and loved their father-daughter relationship that developed. They needed each other. I felt at times, the story dragged a little. I never lost interest in the book, but at times wished it would have progressed a little faster. But on the same hand, it is an average length book, so it is possible the story progresses at a fine rate and it just seemed that way to me.

I recommend this book to anyone and already have people in line to borrow my copy. Resurrection in May will not disappoint anyone who picks it up and reads the story of May and Claudius. Buy your copy here. Resurrection in May

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their <> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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