August 14, 2010

Review: Letters from Sweetwater by Dale Garland

Deep in the mountains of North Carolina is a tiny but wondrous valley called Sweetwater. Mysterious forces, both good and evil, have converged there to produce a tender but compelling story. Through occasional flights of fantasy, Jesse Gernon gets to peep "behind the curtain" and catch a glimpse of the Glory land.

What he discovers there may prove to be far different from anything you ever have imagined, but come see for yourself and be prepared for the unexpected.

Romans 8:28 KJV... And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.

When Keith, Jesse's troubled uncle, comes to visit it is with the intent of disclosing a secret he hints could involve the family honor. En route, however, he encounters a mysterious stranger who strongly advises against such. Soon thereafter Keith is stricken with bacterial encephalitis, leaving him permanently brain damaged and with amnesia... Is his secret lost forever? A question that is certain to haunt the reader.

This book made me feel like I was a part of something bigger, something with purpose.  There are times that I forget to stop and enjoy the basics of life.  Letters from Sweetwater is the type of book that will open your eyes to things that you know but don't always realize.  The message was simple but true and the writing had a certain flow to it.  I would highly recommend this book to someone who needs a little reminder that life is short.

Revival Nation Publishing
August 20, 2009
440 pages
$24.95 US

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for free from Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists so that I could write an honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% mine. If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.

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  1. Wow, this book sounds really mysterious and powerful! Yet very interesting, and I really love that cover!

  2. I would like to read this book, it really seems mysterious.


  3. Thanks for the review. I think we can all use a reminder that life is short, we often forget to stop and smell the roses.

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  4. This sounds really good.

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  5. I'd really like to read this!

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  6. I really like the cover, it is different, yet in a good way, and eye catching. This sounds like a good read.

  7. Sounds like a great book!


  8. This book sounds really interesting! I think I would enjoy reading this!

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