Sunday, November 21, 2010

Resurrection in May

May Seymour has graduated from college and has her whole life ahead of her. Claudius Borne is a sweet, kind, old farmer who has no family of his own. After finding May, drunk and alone on the side of the road, the two become friends and wind up sharing a home on the farm.

May goes to Rwanda on a mission trip and experiences the horrible tragedy of the genocide. Although she witnesses the brutal murders of everyone in her village, she survives and finds her way back to Claudius and his farm, where she will learn to live life again. While on the farm, she renews a friendship with Eli, a former college flame. He is on death row and the two become pen pals, helping each other deal with their situations.

This book is full of emotion and Lisa Samson develops the characters so well. It is not a light read, nor does the plot move quickly, but I found myself so deeply involved in the story and lives of the characters. There is a very unexpected turn at the end and the transformation we see in May is remarkable.

I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for my honest review.

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