It's my pleasure to have as a guest on today’s show Meg Moseley and her debut novel "When Sparrows Fall".
As a girl she wanted to be a writer, in fact as she shared with us on the show it was in her blood, her grandmother is said to have helped the family through the depression with her writings.
However it was not until she had nearly finished her career as a home school mom that she could devote much time to writing fiction. She says it took the scenic route to publication, with many slowdowns and detours along the way, but it was worth the wait.
Yes it was worth the wait and the debut book she has produced “When Sparrows Fall” is a novel that has been worth waiting for.
About “When Sparrows Fall”
Miranda Hanford, an isolated homeschooling widow, needs to break her ties to a cultic group. Jack Hanford, her estranged brother-in-law, is an outspoken professor who helps in her hour of need but challenges her choices at every turn. Miranda wants safety and security for her children; Jack values freedom above security but doesn't understand that breaking free may cost Miranda everything, including her children.
(Thanks to Linda Clare's Writing Tips for the review)
While you might expect the book perhaps to be preachy, or sugar coated robots terrorized by a spiritual leader and that is more than just a book that would only appeal to Christians. In fact it’s a lot more than that showing the importance of perceived safety and freedom, love and forgiveness, and the ever-strengthening ties of a family.
It is a book that would be great for discussion groups for instance, with humor intermixed with romance and religion, and don’t forget the sometimes sticky subject of home schooling.
With a second book already in the editing stage...
(Sneak review… teenager lost her father to a deep mountain lake. His body was never recovered. Now, nine years later, it seems he might have faked his drowning and fled to the wilderness. As she and her closest friends search for answers, they uncover memories of a mysterious event in their childhood that might explain everything but might also break their hearts.)
I’m sure we will hear a lot more of Meg Moseley
So listen to an interesting and hugely entertaining show as I spend thirty minutes sharing "A Book and a Chat with today Meg Moseley"
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