What Momma Left Behind

What Momma Left Behind

Worie Dressar is seventeen years old when influenza and dysentery ravage her Appalachian Mountain community in 1898, leaving behind a growing number of orphaned children with no way to care for themselves. Worie's mother has been secretly feeding a number of these little ones on Sourwood Mountain. But when she dies suddenly, Worie is left to figure out why and how she was caring for them.

Plagued with two good-for-nothing brothers--one greedy and the other a drunkard--Worie fights to save her home and the orphaned children now in her begrudging care. Along the way, she will discover the beauty of unconditional love and the power of forgiveness as she cares for all of Momma's children.

Storyteller and popular speaker Cindy K. Sproles pens a tender novel full of sacrifice, heartache, and courage in the face of overwhelming obstacles.

Title:What Momma Left Behind
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780800737047
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    What Momma Left Behind Reviews

  • Paula Shreckhise

    Read this wonderful novel to find out WHAT MOMMA LEFT BEHIND. Her legacy was just what Worie Dressar needed in tough times in 1877 Appalachia. Fiesty is not a strong enough word to describe Worie Dres...

  • Sarah

    I'm so honored to have been asked to read an early copy of Cindy's latest story. As an Appalachian author it's a delight to read stories set in my neck of the woods!As my grandmother would say, "Worie...

  • Karren  Sandercock

    Thank you to NetGalley, Revell Publishing and Cindy K. Sproles for my copy of What Momma Left Behind.In 1898, Worie Dressar is only seventeen when she discovers her mother Louise has passed away and s...

  • Debbie Maskus

    During the current pandemic in the United States, the hardship of the Tennessee mountains during the 1870’s reminds readers that we still have a better life. Cindy K Sproles conveys a sense of the e...

  • Raechel Lenore

    This is a unique story! It takes place in the late 1800's, in the Appalachian Mountains, and it is written in what felt like a very authentic way. I was very impressed. The whole story moved along smo...

  • Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews

    Lately, I have really enjoyed reading books that are based on actual events from the past but are fiction in nature.  What Momma Left Behind takes a peek into life in the Appalachian Mountains in the...

  • Faye

    A powerful story set in the rugged, yet beautiful mountains of Appalachia. Seventeen year old Worie Dressar is left to contend with the realities of her mother's death and the secrets that her passing...

  • Kristina

    What Momma Left Behind is Cindy K. Sproles’s debut novel. The author takes readers to the Appalachian Mountains in the late 1870s. Worie Dressar loses her mother, her home and security in a short sp...

  • Susan Snodgrass

    'Life ain't easy in these mountains. When the messes happen, you swallow the ache and do what has to be done.'When you close the last page of a book weeping, you know you have been blessed and moved g...

  • Kelly-Ann ~ Sassy Bookish Mama

    This was my first book by Cindy K. Sproles and I think that her knowledge of the Appalachian Mountain and its people shines through and her faith as well. This was a hard read for me especially since ...