The Sinner's Garden by William Sirls is a story about healing, family, choices, heartache, redemption and so much more. This is Sirls’ second book (see my review for his first book here) and hopefully not his last. The story surrounds Judi Kemp, her son Andy, her brother Gerald "Rip" Ripley and her best friend Heather Gerisch. Each of them are in desperate need of a sign from God in their lives. They need His direction and leadership. Their Pastor, Pastor Welsh, is helping them, but he can only do so much. When supernatural things begin occurring in their life, it becomes apparent that their lives are somehow going to change.
I really enjoyed this book and felt myself being drawn into the story. The characters are very believable and interesting. Their flaws are, unfortunately, rather relatable to things that many people deal with in their own lives. Their story is more of a journey, which is true to my Christian walk as well. The "villain" is also very real and some one that could easily be in anyone's life. Though hopefully not in such an extreme manner as in the book. I was impressed by Sirls ability to show the effects of horrible choices on the characters and on the lives that touched their own. No person lives in a bubble and Sirls was able to demonstrate this in his story. I definitely recommend this book. It was intriguing, mysterious and heartwarming.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own - I really liked this book.