When Sparrows Fall written by Meg Moseley tells the story of Miranda Hanford. Miranda lives her life in Georgia in a controlling church with six young children to raise, as her husband died a few years previous to the timeframe of the book. When the church’s pastor decides it’s time to move to North Carolina to have a fresh start, Miranda sees it as her opportunity to release herself and her family from the church. When an accident causes Miranda to find herself in the hospital, the legal guardian of her children, Jack Hanford, Miranda’s brother-in-law enters into their life to help watch after the young children.
I really enjoyed this book, and liked the characters of both Miranda and Jack. I think it’s apparent that they both want what is best for the children they are caring for…in Jack’s case his nieces and nephews and in Miranda’s case her children. I think Miranda definitely faced hardship in her life, as being married at a young age and entering into a cult-like church entirely shaped the kind of person she was. I think her bravery in trying to always do what was best for her children really stood out to me in this book. I will definitely be recommending this book to others.
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