email@example.com (Wednesday, 05 December 2012)
Heartwarming & Sensitive
Jake Samuels, pastor of a church in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains is raising his younger brother Corey, after
their parents were killed in a freak automobile accident. Carin O'Malley has taken on a 7th-grade English teaching position in the local middle
school, with the hope of overcoming her own insurmountable losses. Young Corey is a student in Carin's class, and has assumed the role of class
troublemaker and underachieving student. Carin visited the church where she had hoped to speak with the pastor regarding his younger brother, and
mistakenly believed him to be the groundskeeper. It couldn't have been worse timing for Jake, but he arranged a meeting with Carin for after church on
the following Sunday with the goal of discussing ways to improve his younger brother's predicament. Jake has a strong faith in God while Carin has
lost her faith as a result of her painful circumstances. Jake, Corey and Carin agree to work together to improve Corey's attitude and lack of effort
in school, resulting in a budding attraction between Jack and Carin.
Mary Manners is an artist with language, creating detailed portrayals
both in character definition and settings. Her usage of descriptive details is both eloquent and authentic. In Wisdom Tree Ms. Manners portrays
realistic characters who are likable and believable, and her addition of biblical references is appropriate to the circumstances, adding a beauty to
this multilayered story of tragedy, loss, heartache and healing. I was disappointed to have the story end. I'd love to see a sequel to Wisdom Tree.
Ms. Manners has also added a daily devotional in the back of the book, which is helpful for those whose faith may not be as well developed, as well as
seasoned Christians. I highly recommend this Christian fiction romance.
This book was provided by Mary Manners for the sole purpose of my
honest review. All opinions stated are my own.