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Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas
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Dec 14, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011, chick-lit, fiction
Read from December 12 to 14, 2011

Hennie Comfort, 86, is a storyteller who indoctrinates Nit Spindle, 17, into the life of a mountain woman. The setting is the mining town of Middle Swan, CO. The year is 1935 and Hennie's stories outline a life that is both painfully difficult and excruciatingly beautiful.

The women of the town all have mining as their common thread. Nit being new to the town and her husband an outsider who took a local job doesn't put her in the warm embrace of the women whose husband may have wanted his job. When Hennie takes Nit under her wing she finds the two of them had so much in common they could have been 'sliced from the same loaf of bread.'

Prayers for Sale is a fabulous collection of stories within a story. Sandra Dallas weaves a tale that is heart wrenching at times and left me wanting to visit this mining town and hear Hennie's stories for myself. The surprise at the end of Ms. Dallas' story is one that left me with a light heart.


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