Leah is a child from Away, isolated from her peers because of her stutter. But then she begins painting scenes that are epic in scope, brilliant in detail, and suffused with rich, prophetic imagery. When the event foreshadowed in the first painting dramatically comes true, the town of Mattingly takes notice.
Leah attributes her ability to foretell the future to an invisible friend she calls the Rainbow Man. Some of the townsfolk are enchanted with her. Others fear her. But there is one thing they all agree on—there is no such thing as the Rainbow Man.
Her father, the town psychologist, is falling apart over his inability to heal his daughter . . . or fix his marriage. And the town minister is unraveled by the notion that a mere child with no formal training may be hearing from God more clearly than he does.
While the town bickers over what to do with this strange child, the content of Leah’s paintings grows darker. Still, Leah insists that the Rainbow Man’s heart is pure. But then a dramatic and tragic turn of events leaves the town reeling and places everyone’s lives in danger. Now the people of Mattingly face a single choice:
Will they cling to what they know . . . or embrace the things Leah believes in that cannot be seen?
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Billy Coffey's critically acclaimed books combine rural Southern charm with a vision far beyond the ordinary. He is a regular contributor to several publications, where he writes about faith and life. Billy lives with his wife and two children in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Visit him at www.billycoffey.com.
WoW! I don't know how to write a review that will do this book justice.
It is a 5 star times two book.
You will NOT put this book down once you open it and start reading.
Billy can tell a story like no other, I could not get over this book, I am still thinking about it and I read it two weeks ago.
This a book that will stay on my book shelf!
I HIGHLY recommend this book.I was given a copy of this book for my honest review.
Summer Read on a rainy day .Blessings ,Dana"Girl"ReplyDelete
I have heard a lot about this book. Now I know I want to read it really bad. What would I do with out you Mary, I don't want to find out.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a very beautiful story.ReplyDelete
Loved your review on this book.
This sounds like it is going to be a deep read. I can't wait to get it in my hands. I am off to Amazon to have a copy over nighted to me.ReplyDelete
This book has been high on my list ever since I learned about author Billy Coffey. With this review, I will move it to the top of my wish list.ReplyDelete
Thanks for excellent review Mary!
It sounds wonderful. Can't wait to readReplyDelete
This sounds really good. Wonder what the town will choose. Love to win,ReplyDelete
This sounds like a book I would love to read. Thanks Mary for your review.ReplyDelete
Wow, Mary! 5 stars twice is a book that makes me take notice! Great review and recommendation. This one is going on my wish list right now! Thanks, dear friend!ReplyDelete
Nancee, you are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you! Congrats! You are going to love this book.Delete
Mary! Thanks so much! I've heard so many wonderful comments about this book! Thank you!!!Delete
Thanks Mary. This is very different, but very interesting. Please enter my name.ReplyDelete
Great review Mary! I think all of us will be putting this book on our wish list. Thanks Mary!ReplyDelete
wish I could win this book! I love the review Mary. It sounds like my kind of reading.ReplyDelete
this sounds like a book that is very deep in meaning and I would love to read it! Thanks, MaryReplyDelete