Age group; Teen – Adult
Rating; (1-10) 8
This has to be one of the very best fiction books I have ever read. Sophia’s Heart, by Lori Wick, is about a woman who comes over to America from Czechoslovakia. She is a very smart woman, but because she can’t speak English very well, she is reduced to cleaning tables at a restaurant. When a woman from a Bible study she attends reaches out to Sophia, she quickly discovers what a heart of gold she has.
She helps Sophia get a job with her recently widowed brother to help with his three children. Sophia helps each of the children deal with the grief of losing their mother, and they learn to love Sophia for who she is.
The only thing about this book is that is written for an older audience. There is nothing in the book that is inappropriate for young people but it is written at an adult level, if that makes any sense. There is romance and kissing, but it felt like what I envision of courtship, even though it doesn’t go by that name. It isn’t all about feelings; it is about friendships and what people believe.
Have you read any good books lately?