Prayers for Sale
Hennie Comfort is eighty-six and has lived in the mountains of Middle Swan, Colorado since before it was Colorado. Nit Spindle is just seventeen and newly married. She and her husband have just moved to the high country in search of work. It's 1936 and the depression has ravaged the country... show more
Hennie Comfort is eighty-six and has lived in the mountains of Middle Swan, Colorado since before it was Colorado. Nit Spindle is just seventeen and newly married. She and her husband have just moved to the high country in search of work. It's 1936 and the depression has ravaged the country and Nit and her husband have suffered greatly. Hennie notices the young woman loitering near the old sign outside of her house that promises "Prayers For Sale". Hennie doesn't sell prayers, never has, but there's something about the young woman that she's drawn to. The harsh conditions of life that each have endured create an instant bond and an unlikely friendship is formed, one in which the deepest of hardships are shared and the darkest of secrets are confessed. Sandra Dallas has created an unforgettable tale of a friendship between two women, one with surprising twists and turns, and one that is ultimately a revelation of the finest parts of the human spirit.
Publish date: April 14th 2009
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 305
Edition language: English
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This book was so heart warming and cute that I wouldn't mind rereading this again and again. So many feels towards this book and I wouldn't mind buying it as a stand alone, I have four books in one. This amazingly sweet story is about a woman name Hennie who befriends a 17 year old married woman ...
Listened to this on tape and it was wonderful. Enjoyed every bit.
I really enjoyed this book and it was interesting to read about life in a mining town in Colorado and also about life during the Civil War.The messages that were provided in this book I think were priceless. Especially about living your life filled with hate and finally finding inner peace when for...
Sandra Dallas' novel takes its title from a sign on Hennie Comfort's fence, carved when she was "so happy that she had prayers for sale, since there was nothing to ask for." Hennie is an 86-year-old twice-widowed woman living in a small mining town called Middle Swan, Colorado, during the Great Dep...