Resurrection in May by Lisa Samson is the story of May Seymour and her friend, an old man named Claudius Borne. I found this book very hard to get into. The characters didn’t grab my attention and didn’t pull me into their world. I have to be honest and say that I was so bored with this book that I didn’t quite finish it. I just couldn’t bear to. Oh well. Not every book is for every reader. I know that Lisa Samson has a huge following and I’m sure fans of hers will enjoy her latest novel.
From the back cover:
A strange and wondrous friendship ignites a fire of love in May Seymour’s life.
Lovely and winsome May Seymour graduated from college with the world at her feet…and no idea what to do with it. A spontaneous mission trip to Africa brought a great surprise—love—and a strong sense of purpose. But in loving others there, she encountered a severed tragedy that left her deeply wounded.
She comes to heal at the farm of Claudius Borne—a sweet, kind old man who understands plants and animals far better than people. And his farm becomes May’s home.
There on the farm, May renews a friendship with an old college flame named Eli whose path has taken unexpected turns too. As May tries to convince Eli to grab hold of life once again, he begins to pull May fro her sheltered existence. Like old Claudius’s farm in Spring, May begins to blossom back into life. But no resurrection ever comes without sacrifice—and this sacrifice will forever transform May.
Lisa Samson, the Christy-award winning author of Christianity Today’s Novel of the Year Quaker Summer, has been hailed by Publishers Weekly as one of the “most powerful voices in Christian fiction.” She lives in Kentucky with her husband and three kids.