Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pie Town by Lynne Hinton

I won this wonderful book from the Early Reviewers on Library Thing.

This is definitely the type of "feel good" book that I love to read.  A book with a message and a wonderful, uplifting story.

There are a few pivotal characters in this book, three of whom stick out the most.  There is the new priest, Father George, who is assigned to Pie Town (which has not a pie sold in the whole town!) after finishing his seminary work. Father George picks up Trina, a hitch-hiking young woman, escaping an abusive relationship.  Once in Pie Town, the two of them stop at the local diner and meet up with Alex, the town's sweet child who was born with spina bifida.

What enfolds is a story that will tug at your heart strings, as well as re-affirming your belief in God and all things just.  Even if you are not a very religious person, there are many uplifting lessons about life in general in this book. It is wonderful to read about a town who rallies around it's weakest soul, Alex, making him the reason for the community to join together.

This was a wonderful book, one that I had a hard time putting down.  I recommend this to anyone, as it is appropriate for anyone of any faith. I am looking forward to seeking out other books written by this author.

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