THE PRAYERS OF AGNES SPARROW
By Joyce Magnin
Reviewer Cynthia Hickey
Griselda Sparrow has taken care of her sister Agnes for as long as she can remember. She’s used to the line of people seeking prayers from Agnes and she’s used to the stares her sister receives. Because of the miracles happening due to the prayers of Agnes, the town’s people want to erect a sign that welcomes visitors to their town. Then, the unthinkable happens and the town’s inhabitants are turned upside down, their faith tilted. Could it be they had their faith in the wrong place to begin with?
Narrated by Griselda, it’s quickly noticeable that the town of Bright’s Pond is the main character in the book, spinning tales around the Sparrow sisters. THE PRAYERS OF AGNES SPARROW is full of characters the reader won’t quickly forget. Small town and quirky, you can’t help but love every one.
Even the crotchety old man who says Agnes is an abomination of God. With subtle references, the reader is guided to God’s truth; not man’s. A ten on the faith scale, this is a novel that will leave the reader looking for more stories by Joyce Magnin.
Thank you Cynthia. And yes, there is another story on it's way next Fall.