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 ...

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Title:What Momma Left Behind
Author:Cindy K. Sproles
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Edition Language:English

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 Dressar. She is blunt. She will not let anyone run roughshod over her. She has seen too much pain in her...
  • 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 is full of beans!" I alternately loved her and wanted to sit her down and give her a good talking t...
  • Deanne Patterson
    Make no mistake, life in the Appalachian mountains is not easy in 1877.I loved seeing the dialect true to the time and place. You really can feel yourself immersed in the poverty-stricken Appalachia with the author's excellent descriptions .As a mother of many I loved seeing the love and devotion Wo...
  • 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 late 1800s when illnesses such as typhoid and influenza were wiping out the population,  Livin...
  • 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 uncovers. Worie is a spunky, headstrong, and mule-stubborn heroine, with a fierce love for her fami...
  • 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 she has no idea why? To make matters worse an influenza and dysentery outbreak occurs in the small Te...
  • 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 smoothly, and I really liked the main character, Worie. Right away we are taken with her plight. There ...
  • 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 everyday hardship of the influenza epidemic and the unshaking belief in God. Worri Dressar loses h...

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