Reverend Nathan Andrews is a new graduate
of the seminary. Taking his first assignment as a minister to
a mountain community in the Appalachian Mountains, he spends
his days traveling around the mountain meeting his church
members. On one such day, Nathan is stunned to come across an
earthy beauty named Grace picking blackberries. No matter
that he prides himself on his ability to remain chaste, Nathan
suddenly wants this stunningly beautiful woman with every beat
of his heart and if her eyes are telling the truth, she wants
him just as much.
Achingly poignant: if I had to describe
Blackberry Pie, I would use those two words.
Achingly: because Nathan was a man of God, but a man first and
foremost. Poignant: because a relationship between a preacher
and a simple country girl would have been frowned upon during
the time period Blackberry Pie took place.
Nathanís inability to stop thinking about Grace made me
smile. Graceís simple, yet completely accurate outlook on
love and life was almost prophetic.
Bonnie Dee got me right in the heart with
Blackberry Pie and I thought about this book for
hours after reading it. It was earthy, it was sensual, and I
adored every word.