On Shifting Sand by Allison Pittman

     On Shifting Sand is an unusual book in how the main character must work through things that her family, her husband, a stranger,  and her teachings tell her.  I would find it confusing if I didn't really understand what was going on if I had so many different people telling me how I should act.  I wouldn't know how to feel if I were told that  things that were truly out of my control were my fault. I would have to find someone I could trust and talk to to help me sort things out.
     Nola finds herself torn as  a preacher's wife between how she thought it would be and how it is.  She didn't truly realize how hard it would be to be a preacher's wife and it doesn't help that her family is not giving her total support.
 
   Q&A with Allison Pittman
Author of On Shifting Sand
About the Author…Award-winning author Allison Pittman has penned more than twelve novels, including her series set in the Roaring Twenties—All for a Song, All for a Story, and All for a Sister. Allison resides in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, Mike, their three sons, and the canine star of the family—Stella. Visit her at allisonkpittman.com.
1. What inspired you to write On Shifting Sand? This is always the hardest question to answer. I loved writing about the dynamics of marriage with my Sister Wife series. But then, a story of a marriage needs conflict, and I’ve yet to see a CBA novel really tackle the idea of adultery in a way that showed it to be a conscientious, willful sin, disassociated from the circumstances of the marriage, or the relationship between the husband and wife. Too often, it was a backstory to justify a divorced character. Or it was a series of close calls, but never fully realized. I wanted to portray it as sin. Pure and simple, but unique in the fact that it reaches beyond the sinner, and carries with it a risk in confession. And then, I wanted to write a story that follows through a journey of restoration—not simply coming back to Christ, but coming back to life. It took a bit for all the pieces to come together, and so many of them weren’t discovered until I was buried in the story. More than any of my books, inspiration for this story came bit by bit.

     I received this book free from the publisher to review.

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