Tyndale House Publishers
On Sale: April 1, 2015
Featuring: Jim; Nola Merrill; Russ
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Long before anyone would christen it â€śThe Dust Bowl,â€ť Nola
Merrill senses the destruction. Sheâ€™s been drying up bit by
bit since the day her mother died, leaving her to be raised
by a father who withholds his affection the way God keeps a
grip on the Oklahoma rain. A hasty marriage to Russ, a young
preacher, didnâ€™t bring the escape she desired. Now, twelve
years later with two children to raise, new seeds of
dissatisfaction take root.
When Jim, a mysterious drifter and long-lost friend from her
husbandâ€™s past, takes refuge in their home, Nola slowly
springs to life under his attentions until a single,
reckless encounter brings her to commit the ultimate
betrayal of her marriage. For months Nola withers in the
wake of the sin she so desperately tries to bury. Guilt and
shame consume her physically and spiritually, until an
opportunity arises that will bring the family far from the
drought and dust of Oklahoma. Or so she thinks. As the
storms follow, she is consumed with the burden of her sin
and confesses all, hoping to find Russâ€™s love strong enough
to stand the test.
16 comments posted.
Re: On Shifting Sand
this sounds like a twisted tale of infidelity
(Diane McMahon 7:22am April 3, 2015)
Jell-O brings back wonderful memories of my childhood,
especially one dessert my Mom used to make. She called it
Broken Glass, and she made it in her cake pan. There were 3
flavors, usually Cherry, Orange, and Lime, and she make
those in ice cube trays, then cubed it up, and put it in the
cake pan, after she made a base that was used with Dream
Whip which I prefer over Cool Whip any day, lemon juice, and
one other item. It was so good, but I still have to find
her recipe in her belongings. I have some great Jell-O
recipes that I'd love to make, but my Husband prefers
pudding, so I've never made them, which I really miss
having. Your posting just may have put a bug in me now!!
lol As for your book, the synopsis totally blew me away,
and I have it put on my TBR list. I can't wait to read it.
After reading a little more background about that era, it
makes reading this book a little more of a temptation (no
pun intended). Congratulations on your book, and I
apologize for the long answer to your question.
(Peggy Roberson 7:56am April 3, 2015)
My favorite food combinations are tomatoes and tuna. This
novel sounds intriguing and fascinating.
(Sharon Berger 1:19pm April 3, 2015)
ice cream and potato chips :-) WHo needs dip when you can use ice cream!
(Joanne Schultz 3:31pm April 3, 2015)
My husband loved Jell-o; it does say comfort.
(Leona Olson 6:41pm April 3, 2015)
Salted Peanuts and candy corn mixed together.
(Sharon Sommer 10:20pm April 3, 2015)
bananas foster and Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee.
it is so good. the desert is warm and cool and the same
time because of the ice cream and then when you pair it
with the best coffee in the world. Now i'm Hungry! LOL!
(Tammy Ramey 11:55pm April 3, 2015)
I love Graham crackers and milk
(Christina Riggs 5:17am April 4, 2015)
The traditional Southern tomato & mayo sandwich!
(Susan Coster 6:02pm April 4, 2015)
Oh My Yes Susan ,I'll go along with you on that tomato n' mayo sandwich . Can't wait to get a good ripe tomato out of the garden and have a sandwich. I've ate lots of them. I can taste it now , it's sort of like thinking about a big pickle , your mouth will start watering .LOL
(Joan Thrasher 7:05pm April 4, 2015)
My all time favorite food is cottage cheese I can eat it plain or with a topping of pepper, or in a dessert with cool whip, fruit & dry jello. This is so good.
(Janie Prather 3:43pm April 5, 2015)
My favorite food combinations are cream of tomato soup with a
tuna sandwich on white toast and a BLT on white toast. I am
not an adventurous eater.
(Maryann Skaritka 11:09pm April 5, 2015)
would love to read
(Susan Gannon 6:56am April 6, 2015)
Chocolate and peanut butter!!!!
(Seanna Yeager 9:50am April 6, 2015)
My favorite food combination is that i like to have
either sour creme or esp mayo on all the meat that i eat.
I just can't eat a plain piece of meat it must have some
type of something with it on the fork. Such if there is
baked potato then i take a little potato and a piece of
steak at the same time on my fork. But I don't like
anything that is spicy that is for sure. Mild is fine
spicy is not for me!
(Peggy Clayton 12:44pm April 6, 2015)
Ketchup and eggs, teriyaki and rice
(Denise Austin 3:40pm April 6, 2015)
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