Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Lisa Samson's Resurrection in May ~ Reviewed

Resurrection in May
By Lisa Samson
Published by Thomas Nelson, Aug 3, 2010
ISBN 978-1-59554-544-2


May Seymour graduated from college with the world at her feet and no idea what to do with it. A mission trip to Rwanda brought her a sense of purpose in loving others. So when the genocide began she chose to remain in the village, which was subsequently slaughtered. Only May survived.

May journeyed to heal on the farm of Claudius Borne, as sweet, innocent old man who understood plants and animals far better than people.

Years later, having not stepped a foot off Claudius' farm, May learns an old college flame, now a death-row inmate, is refusing to appeal his sentence. Can she convince Eli Campbell to grab hold of life once again? Their surprising friendship turns the tables as Eli slowly begins to pull May from her cloistered existence. With the help of Eli, their tiny town, and ultimately a renewal of faith, May comes to life once again.


Resurrection in May is a gripping saga and one I couldn't put down. Rich in characterization and description, Lisa Samson is a master storyteller—one of the best. It's slightly different than her usual literary style, but Resurrection in May retains the intense beauty Samson is known for in her writing. A must read. Novel Journey and I give it a high recommendation.

Reviewed by: Ane Mulligan
Editor, Novel Journey

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