When Sparrows Fall by Meg Moseley
Publisher: Multnomah Books
Goodreads Summery: Freedom. Safety. Love. Miranda vows to reclaim them–for herself, and for her children.
A widow and mother of six, Miranda Hanford leads a quiet, private life. When the pastor of her close-knit church announces his plans to move the entire congregation to another state, Miranda jumps at the opportunity to dissolve ties with Mason Chandler and his controlling brand of “shepherding.” But then Mason threatens to unearth secrets only he knows, and Miranda feels trapped, terrified she’ll be unable to protect her children.
University professor Jack Hanford is more than surprised when he gets a call from his estranged sister-in-law’s oldest son, Timothy, informing him that Miranda has taken a serious fall and he has been named legal guardian of her children while she recovers. Quickly charmed by Miranda’s children, Jack brings some much-needed life into the sheltered household. But his constant challenging of the family’s conservative lifestyle makes the recovering mother uneasy and defensive—despite Jack’s unnerving appeal.
As Jack tries to make sense of the mysterious Miranda and the secrets she holds so tightly, Mason’s pressure on her increases. With her emotions stirring and freedom calling, can Miranda find a way to unshackle her family without losing everything?
Miranda is a widower and a member of a semi cultish church. The church is planning to move and she does not want to go but fears some things from her past may force her to move. One morning while out taking pictures she takes a fall. She had made her brother in law Jack the guardian of her six kids and so he comes to watch them while she recovers. At first he thinks she is as crazy as the church she goes to but he soon realizes there is more going on then meets the eye. Soon they become friends but Jack also have his own fears to work through. Will Miranda be able to trust Jack enough to fall in love and will Jack let go of his past fears to make a future?
I admit when I first started this book I was not sure if I was going to like it or not but in the end I did. I felt the writer did a good job mixing the humor and romance as well as dealing with some dark issues such as depression and cults. There where a few times I felt the book was dragging a bit but over all a good book.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this book from the Blogging for Books program from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers, to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.