Hello everyone! Welcome to another stop of the Left to Die blog tour! :D I'm tickled to be sharing about this amazing book with you all today.
Lindy Greene’s life is perfect. Too perfect. But living as a missionary nurse, serving in a small hospital in China, soon brings the disaster she fearfully anticipates. All of her well-thought-out plans for the future disintegrate after pulling a fatally ill, disfigured, abandoned child from a pile of trash. She doesn’t even like babies.
Nathan Thomas can’t find balance. College suited him just fine until his cash ran out, forcing him to the Chinese mission field with his parents. The chaotic atmosphere in China does little to relax his agitated mind, and the pretty blonde nurse at the hospital does nothing to help him focus.
The Chinese mission field isn’t for the faint of heart. Nathan wonders how he can survive his remaining time there, while Lindy struggles to help everyone she can. With different ideals pulling them in separate directions, there is one thing drawing them together: a tiny, sickly, crippled orphan who relies on them to stay alive.
*clutches heart* *wipes away tears*
Oh. My. Goodness. What a beautiful story. I sniffled until I was borderline-crying, I smiled until my face heart, and I laugh with joy at the happy moments.
After reading Ivy Rose's first published work (The Old River Road) back last summer, I could hardly wait to read another and jumped at the chance to review Left to Die. I was not disappointed in the least. Although a vastly different storyline, this book was just as lovely – just as touching. Maybe even more so.
The tale of abandonment is...absolutely heartbreaking. <3 Jia was such a sweet little thing, and reading of Lindy coming to care for her was so precious.
Lindy was a wonderful main character, her struggles over loving or not loving Jia were shown in a way so real-to-life.
And while we're talking characters...you don't even want to get me started on Nathan. XD He was an amazing guy. He certainly wasn't perfect, but he strove to do better and to serve God in the moment of time he was living.
And then the ending... *happy sigh* A sweet and satisfying conclusion. <3 ((But... Can we have a sequel for this book? Please? Like, a story between the main book and the epilogue?? *smiles* I want to know more about sweet lil' Connor... B-))
All the way around, this was a fabulous book and I enjoyed it immensely. I look forward to reading more by this author. :D
No matter what happened, that little mite of a baby would forever impact him.
Maybe she was getting too stuck in yesterday’s dream, instead of being open to His whispers for today.
**I received an e-ARC from the author in exchange for my honest review.**
About the Author:
Ivy Rose is an 18 year old history lover and literary enthusiast. Aside from writing, she enjoys being outdoors, eating chocolate, traveling, reading, and doing TaeKwonDo. She resides with her family of 9 on the banks of the Long Lake in eastern Washington.
She can be found at various places on the internet:
Follow the Tour:
Becoming Lost – Review
Beyond the Amethyst – Review
Anika’s Avenue – Review
Once Upon an Ordinary – Interview
Whispers on the Wind – Interview
Read Another Page – Review
The Left-Handed Typist – Review
Counting Your Blessings – Review/Interview
Stories by Firefly – Review
Writing in the Light – Interview
Reveries Reviews – Review
Marrok Macintyre – Interview
A Purpose and a Promise – Review
Having a Heart Like His – Review/Interview
Whimsical Writings – Review
Rebekah’s Remarks - Interview