James Horton pastors a small community church in the also small town of Sycamore, Indiana - a church that is just weeks away from shutting the doors. Still grieving the death of his wife, and father to a (once vibrant and now difficult) teenage daughter, he is broken hearted in all areas of his life. He's been at this church for the last 20 years and views the closure as a personal failure.
Nearby neighbor Noble Burden grew up with James' daughter, Shelby. He is a gifted musician who has inherited the responsibilities of the dairy farm that his abusive father abandoned when he left their family. He struggles to reconcile his feelings about the weight of responsibility to the farm and his family, with his musical dreams.
Amy K. Sorrells is such an interesting writer. She clearly paints a clear picture of the challenges AND the rewards of being small. Everything I've read of hers has been thought provoking - "Lead Me Home" is her third book, and I strongly recommend you check out the other two.
I was given a copy of this book by Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.