INTO THE FREE
A simple girl with anything but a simple story
In Depression-era Mississippi, Millie Reynolds longs to escape the madness that marks her world. With an abusive father and a "nothing mama," she struggles to find a place where she really belongs.
For answers, Millie turns to the gypsies who caravan through town each spring. The travelers lead Millie to a key that unlocks generations of shocking family secrets. When tragedy strikes, the mysterious contents of the box give Millie the tools she needs to break her family's long-standing cycle of madness and abuse.
Through it all, Millie experiences the thrill of first love while fighting to trust the God she believes abandoned her. With the power of forgiveness, can Millie finally make her way into the free?
published in 2012
My thanks to my public library for providing awesome retro reads like this one.
A gripping coming-of-age-story that held me spellbound. It's a hard read in places. So much loss and pain in Millie's world. But there's beauty there as well. To be discovered and cherished. Something to hold onto in the dark times -- which are many. Cantrell tackles difficult subject matter -- abuse, neglect, mental illness. But Millie is a survivor. She's a fighter, determined to create a future that will ultimately free her from her past. Beautifully written and emotionally charged. The kind of book that makes you think and assess and praise God.
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