Wednesday, June 03, 2009

River Jordan's Saints in Limbo ~ Reviewed

Saints in Limbo (Paperback)
by River Jordan
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press (May 5, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0307446700

Book Description:

Ever since her husband died, Velma True hasn't ventured beyond her own front porch. But then a mysterious stranger appears, presenting her with a special gift---the ability to step back into her memories where Joe still lives. As secrets old and new come to light, will Velma move away from her fears and toward freedom?


A literary fiction with a unique storyline, Saints in Limbo is a lazy, beneath-the-wisteria read. Slow and smooth, Saints mixes generations, loss, crushed dreams, brokenness and a swirl of hope in a literary cocktail that surprises and satisfies.

Three-dimensional characters, a touch of whimsy, heavy melancholy, and a surreal adventure with a magical and spiritual undertone make for a lazy summer read. This is my first River Jordan novel and it will not be my last.

The omniscient point of view is not my favorite but it was easier to overlook as I was drawn into the story.

Reviewed by: Kelly Klepfer

1 comment:

River Jordan said...


Thank you so much for taking time to read and review Saints In Limbo. I know it is an unusual story as it crosses over many genres lines. But Velma True's unfolding story is very near and dear to me.

The setting for the novel is actually the land and little house my Daddy grew up that is still in our family. Have a great Summer reading!


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