We live in the lap of luxury for the most part and fail to realize that we coexist on our planet with those that struggle to exist at all. Bave Water is a wake-up call. I entend to give copies of this work as Christmas gifts this year.
Overall story and faith and prayer details are good. Story is slow for the first half of the book, and the back-and-forth through time is consistent regarding Flora's labor.
As a mama to a newborn daughter, I found this an especially compelling read.
Robsdottir handles heavy subject matter with finesse and cultural sensitivity, approaching the hard reality of human trafficking without being too heavy-handed or didactic. She places her characters in nuanced, layered situations that reveal how things aren't always what they seem: motives aren't black and white, villains aren't always pure villainy, and heroes have Achilles heels. The plot becomes increasingly gripping as the story progresses.
The themes of the novel are worth your attention and the plot will make this a quick read.
A beautifully written debut novel!
Very moving story, highlighting the struggles of those in Africa who suffer so dramatically from lack of accessible good drinking water - something we in the West take so much for granted. Also, the issue of human trafficking, so prevalent in our day, certainly needs to be addressed. May God have mercy. Thank you Sarah for writing this book
I'm enjoying reading the book. It's hard to put down. It makes you feel you're right there with the characters. I intend to pass it along to my sisters. It's really good!