A deeply emotive story about a young mother struggling to get back on her feet after a devastating loss leaves both her and her daughter alone and living on the street from bestselling and award-winning author Davis Bunn. Amy Dowell had always considered herself a very good ... Read More
Amy Dowell had always considered herself a very good mother. But when she loses her husband to illness and her home to debt, she finds herself and her young daughter, Kimberly, living on the streets as she struggles to find a job that will get them back on their feet again.
When Amy meets Lucy Watts, the pastor in charge of the church program that fed Amy and Kimberly their latest meal, Lucy sets them up in temporary housing and gives her a lead on a job painting signs for a local auto dealership but Amy is hesitant to let go and trust. Is this finally a legitimate break? Can Amy subject herself to the possibility of disappointment and hurt by hoping again?
Inspired by the true story, The Sign Painter is a tale of desperation, taking chances, and ultimately redemption. This heartwarming novel blends mystery, romance, and characters you ll root for, will leave you wondering Is home really where the heart is?"
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Jul 14, 2014
- UPC: 9781416556732
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 256
- Publish Date: Aug 5, 2014
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC000000"
- ISBN: 1416556737
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- Review from Rambles of a SAHM by Fitzysmom on 9/12/2014
The Sign Painter is a story that has become all too familiar in America today. Amy Dowell has lost almost everything. Her beloved husband became seriously ill and due to that situation they lost their home and their income. Eventually Amy lost her husband to the cruel disease. She now finds herself living in a rundown pickup and camper with her young daughter Kimberly. For months they have been going from place to place as Amy finds work to keep them going.
By a complete act of Providence Amy comes upon a job and a housing situation that promises a second chance. In the shadow of Disney's Magical Kingdom sits the First Methodist Church. This church has a ministry to care for the least of these. Through their loving guidance Amy and Kimmie have an opportunity to start again making a new life.
If the story ended there it would be a lovely redemptive tale, but this story is written by Davis Bunn so you know there is another layer. Just down the street from the church complex is a small nondescript house that the drug cartel have moved into. The drug lords are also looking to take care of the least of these. In a very interesting twist of fate Amy finds herself right in the middle of a very dangerous drug ring.
For an added degree of interest this is based on a true story. I always enjoy Davis' writing and he has once again put together a compelling read that makes you consider the world past your manicured lawn.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.