On Shifting Sand

Pittman, Allison. On Shifting Sand. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2015.

sandContent yet not necessarily satisfied, Nola Merill tackles life during the Dust Bowl, allowing herself an indiscretion in her own home with her husband’s friend. Shame, disrespect, remorse and disgrace collide with forgiveness, strength, honesty and grace in this moving story. Complete with a note from the author and discussion questions, On Shifting Sand embarks on a soul-searching journey…

With a striking cover and meaningful title, On Sifting Sand enters a difficult, sensitive yet possible domain. Told from the main character’s point of view, Allison Pittman writes a unique story permitting readers to relate, perhaps even understand Nola’s actions. Occurring during the Dust Bowl, I was clearly able to glean the atmosphere associated with it, learning quite a bit about the time as well. By no means an easy subject, the author did the story justice in an almost inspiring way, granting forgiveness and understanding when needed. Though different from her other books, Allison Pittman captured the raw emotions of the situation, resulting in a satiating read.

4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of On Shifting Sand from Tyndale House Publishers for my honest review*