Item description for Bitter Water by Sherri Smith...
Overview 'Bitter Water' gently takes the reader on Mara Conley's journey back to her hometown. She's not the insecure teenager who ran away from her small town on the night of her graduation. Now Mara has God.
Publishers Description 'Bitter Water' gently takes the reader on Mara Conley's journey back to her hometown. She's not the insecure teenager who ran away from her small town on the night of her graduation. Now Mara has God. She has come back to try to find where her genetic eye disease came from. No one in her family has it. She also wants to reconcile with her parents and start a new life with a new awareness of her past, and in preparation for a brighter future. Author Sherri Smith leads the reader through 'Bitter Water, ' with the promise of a brighter tomorrow on the other side.
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Studio: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.22" Width: 5.34" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2006
Publisher Tate Publishing & Enterprises
ISBN 1598861441 ISBN13 9781598861440
Availability 99 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 23, 2016 05:51.
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More About Sherri Smith
Author Sherri Smith is a retired mother of five and grandmother of thirteen. She and her husband reside in Decatur, Illinois, one of the settings in Bitter Water. Smith previously published a book of poetry and essays and is currently working on her second novel.
Reviews - What do customers think about Bitter Water?
Bitter Water is a sweet read! Jan 31, 2006
I recently read this book, in one day, as a matter of fact. I was so drawn into the story that I didn't want to put it down. The descriptions were enough to "see" the places and characters, yet not overly done. The author took a story that involved many ordinary aspects of life - growing up, finding friendships, employment, housing and death, and wove them into an uplifting and pleasant story. I would recommend this book to any woman , especially one who is striving to be the best she can be, even after enduring a painful upbringing.
Great Novel Set in Central Illinois Jan 15, 2006
I really loved this book. The characters are believable and easy to identify with. I could barely put the book down once I started reading. This book is a must have.
Uplifting and Enjoyable Jan 15, 2006
I truly enjoyed this trip to Small Town, USA. I was able to walk the streets and see the sights as Mara did. I experienced her pain and joy as she sought answers with a forgiving spirit. The author was able to draw me into the character in a way that was truly inspiring and uplifting, while also allowing the Holy Spirit to convict me for my unforgiveness.
Gently Inspiring Jan 4, 2006
I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed journeying with Mara back to her roots. I found inspiration in her ability to stay true to herself despite having to face the pain of her father's rejection all over again. Smith's book is warmly written, gently riveting, and an inspiring reminder of just how much courage and ability to persevere through "bitter waters" can come from being rooted in faith, especially a faith in God that has been honed by those same bitter waters.