Cindy and her family are migrant farm workers in the early 1940's, moving from one job to the next, when she meets Bo, a carnival worker whose job has brought him to the same town. When the farm boss tries to take advantage of young Cindy, Bo comes to her defense, and the result causes the two of them to run away together.
Lucy is a bag lady from the streets of Chicago, whose gruff exterior hides a soft, vulnerable heart that she hides from the world. As Lucy and Cindy's stories come together, the past and the present collide.
A moving story as the story of a migrant worker, a carnival worker, and a homeless person are all told in one novel. Somehow, I enjoyed Cindy's story more, but I think that was because I had trouble keeping track of some of the characters in Lucy's part of the story. But, overall it was still good. And the nice thing is that it wasn't as predictable as I thought it would be. Each time I thought I knew what was going to happen next, I was surprised. That's always a very nice surprise, especially in Christian fiction. This is one of those times when I wish there were 1/2 stars, because I want to give 4 1/2 stars, but because I can't, I'll stop at 4 stars.
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