Monday, July 23, 2012

The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield

The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield

Samuel is a preacher who believes he has a purpose in the world, he just isn't sure what it is yet.   Swan, his precocious eleven year old daughter believes in miracles and plans to get one sent her way. The Lake family just moved in with the Moses family after
something terrible happened at the Moses family reunion and the tragedy sends the family spiraling toward unforeseen changes and difficulties, making it a summer to remember.

The devil lives next door and goes by the name of Ras Ballenger.  His eight year old son Blade, is afraid of him for good reason and runs away by following Swan home.  Swan decides to protect the boy and they forge an unbreakable bond.

The Homecoming of Samuel Lake will break your heart, make you leap for joy, and bring tears to your eyes.  You will fall in love with the Lake and Moses family and become a believer in miracles.  Jenny Wingfield has created a cast of characters who you will remember for a long time and a novel you will cherish.  It is truly that good.

The Homecoming of Samuel Lake is a page-turner that will keep the reader up late into the night.  You will feel love for the characters, anxiety at what is foreshadowed, joy for poetic justice and heartbreak at the evils all of us must endure, in a world that is not fair.  Clear a spot on your bookshelf because this book is a keeper.

Make your summer a season to remember by reading The Homecoming of Samuel Lake.