Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Solace of Water By Elizabeth Younts

In a time of grief and heartache, an unlikely friendship provides strength and solace.
After leaving her son’s grave behind in Montgomery, Alabama, Delilah Evans has little faith that moving to her husband’s hometown in Pennsylvania will bring a fresh start. Enveloped by grief and doubt, the last thing Delilah imagines is becoming friends with her reclusive Amish neighbor, Emma Mullet—yet the secrets that keep Emma isolated from her own community bond her to Delilah in delicate and unexpected ways.
Delilah’s eldest daughter, Sparrow, bears the brunt of her mother’s pain, never allowed for a moment to forget she is responsible for her brother’s death. When tensions at home become unbearable for her, she seeks peace at Emma’s house and becomes the daughter Emma has always wanted. Sparrow, however, is hiding secrets of her own—secrets that could devastate them all.
With the white, black, and Amish communities of Sinking Creek at their most divided, there seems to be little hope for reconciliation. But long-buried hurts have their way of surfacing, and Delilah and Emma find themselves facing their own self-deceptions. Together they must learn how to face the future through the healing power of forgiveness.
Eminently relevant to the beauty and struggle in America today, The Solace of Water offers a glimpse into the turbulent 1950s and reminds us that friendship rises above religion, race, and custom—and has the power to transform a broken heart.

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Elizabeth Byler Younts gained a worldwide audience through her first book Seasons: A Real Story of an Amish Girl and is a RITA nominated writer. Elizabeth lives in Central Pennsylvania with her husband, two daughters, and a cockapoo named Fable.

Go to www.elizabethbyleryounts.com to learn more.

My Thoughts...

A story of unlikely friendship, and let me warn you if you are humble and have a big heart you may need some tissues with this one.
I have added Younts to my must read list.
This was a 4 star read. I recommend this one.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. I've seen a lot about this book on facebook so I want to read and and find out what its all about.

  2. Thank you for your great review, Mary. I would like to read this one.

  3. I will take a copy of this please. Sounds really good.

  4. This is a new author, I don't recall reading any thing by her before. I will be giving her a try.

  5. What a great read. Love the characters.

  6. I want to read this after reading this review! Thank you so much Mary for this review!

  7. I've heard such great things about this book! If it can trigger all my emotions and I need Kleenex to get through a story, then I know it's one I will love. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it Mary.