Wyoming Territory, 1870.Elijah Carter is afflicted. Most of the townsfolk of South Pass City treat him as a simpleton because he’s deaf, but that’s not his only problem. Something in Elijah runs contrary to nature and to God. Something that Elijah desperately tries to keep hidden.Harlan Crane,... show more
Wyoming Territory, 1870.Elijah Carter is afflicted. Most of the townsfolk of South Pass City treat him as a simpleton because he’s deaf, but that’s not his only problem. Something in Elijah runs contrary to nature and to God. Something that Elijah desperately tries to keep hidden.Harlan Crane, owner of the Empire saloon, knows Elijah for what he is—and for all the ungodly things he wants. But Crane isn’t the only one. Grady Mullins desires Elijah too, but unlike Crane, he refuses to push the kid.When violence shatters Elijah’s world, he is caught between two very different men and two devastating urges: revenge, and despair. In a boomtown teetering on the edge of a bust, Elijah must face what it means to be a man in control of his own destiny, and choose a course that might end his life . . . or truly begin it for the very first time.
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Every single aspect of this book is excellent, the writing, the characters, the setting, the plot, but I found myself dreading to read it. Being inside Elijah's head was bloody torture.
So, while I’m working through my Lisa Henry marathon I attacked Sweetwater. Sweetwater is a slow read that works because it develops nice and slow. As the tension built, I was honestly nervous. I stopped reading for an afternoon because I was afraid Grady might not be the man I wanted him to be. I ...
Reading updates in review since GR doesn't allow long updates or spoilers in them..6%Crane smiled, and Elijah couldn't tell if he was being mocked or not. Maybe he'd spoken too quietly, too loudly, or carelessly run his words together. Or maybe it was just a smile.This is so true. These insecurities...
BR, February 14th with Julie, Marte, Momo, Nathan and Marco (leafmarks)... 2,5 starsAfter following my fellow Buddy readers on this book, I've come to a conclusion!!!Although it was very well written there were a lot of things in this book that didn't fit right with me at all...I loved Elijah, but I...
So yes, this has been me. How do I rate a book so beautifully written and portrayed that at the same time nearly drove me to vomiting during several scenes. It's a difficult position for a reader and reviewer to be in. Lisa Henry created an amazingly heartbreaking character in our sweet Elijah. H...