Tuesday, September 26, 2023

THE WIND BLOWS IN SLEEPING GRASS by Katie Powner, Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise #ReleaseDay

A delightful blend of serious and whimsical. This gifted storyteller weaves a story of important issues and everyday life along with characters of steadfast faith and those searching for spiritual answers. Ms. Powner shows that the wind blows on all no matter what their station or circumstances.

I went through many emotions from laughing at the antics of Pearl the pet pig to tears for the wrongs done to Lily, Wilma and Dani. I am glad that the story did not tie everything up in a big red bow. That is not how life is in reality. Yet people found resolution and peace. Some found their faith strengthened and some took one step closer to God.

My favorite character was Windy Ray, an old Indian man with a three legged dog. His voice in my head as I read was of Chief Dan George, an actor who was in Little Big Man and The Outlaw Josie Wales. He spoke of the Creator as if he knew Him and His Son personally. “Windy Ray told Pete that the only thing a person can find that will make them stop searching is peace with the Creator. When you have that, it is enough. But without it, nothing is ever enough.”

The book dealt with facing shortcomings, overcoming problems, making and relying on friends and forgiving others. It truly is a gem.
* A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Bethany House through Interviews and Reviews. I was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*5 stars and a solid faith thread 

BackCover Blurb:
For the first time in his life, Pete has everything to lose.

After years of drifting, fifty-year-old Pete Ryman has settled down with his potbellied pig, Pearl, in the small Montana town of Sleeping Grass--a place he never expected to see again. It's not the life he dreamed of, but there aren't many prospects for a high-school dropout like him.

Elderly widow Wilma Jacobsen carries a burden of guilt over her part in events that led to Pete leaving Sleeping Grass decades ago. Now that he's back, she's been praying for the chance to make things right, but she never expected God's answer to leave her flat on her face--literally--and up to her ears in meddling.

When the younger sister Pete was separated from as a child shows up in Sleeping Grass with her eleven-year-old son, Pete is forced to face a past he buried long ago, and Wilma discovers her long-awaited chance at redemption may come at a higher cost than she's willing to pay. 

Bethany House Publishers, September 2023
Available in digital ebook, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I am looking forward to eventually reading this one, I love her books!


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