As a life-long southerner, I find that River Jordan’s books speak to my soul. Her lyrical style is pure magic and her characters could have stepped right out of my own childhood. Somehow she manages to convey through her words that elusive sensation that occurs when reality and the spiritual realm collide. I know that Saints in Limbo is only a fantasy but how real it seems!
I would like to tell you about Saints in Limbo but that is best done by the author in the story itself. There is no way that I could do it justice without totally giving away the things that are best discovered on your own. It is a tale of several people, each with their own struggles, whose very lives become entwined in a way that changes each of them forever. It is a story about overcoming apathy and fear and truly living life.
I will say that Saints in Limbo has given me an appreciation for the people in my life, both the living and those who have left this world. It makes me want to live every moment without regret and to move ahead in my relationships because there are no do-overs in this life.
I also recommend that you immediately check out River Jordan’s website because her blog is also very good reading.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Ever since her husband Joe died, Velma True’s world has been limited to what she can see while clinging to one of the multicolored threads tied to the porch railing of her home outside Echo, Florida.
When a mysterious stranger appears at her door on her birthday and presents Velma with a special gift, she is rattled by the object’s ability to take her into her memories–a place where Joe still lives, her son Rudy is still young, unaffected by the world’s hardness, and the beginning is closer than the end. As secrets old and new come to light, Velma wonders if it’s possible to be unmoored from the past’s deep roots and find a reason to hope again.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
River Jordan is a critically acclaimed novelist and playwright whose unique mixture of southern and mystic writing has drawn comparisons to Sarah Addison Allen, Leif Enger, and Flannery O’Connor. Her previous works include The Messenger of Magnolia Street, lauded by Kirkus Reviews as “a beautifully written, atmospheric tale.” She speaks around the country and makes her home in Nashville.