Image of Prayers for Sale


Image of Prayers for Sale

Beautiful, tender and
bittersweet, Dallas' novel is a believable story of the friendship between two women that draws on life's hardships and happiness. The author brilliantly touches readers on several levels, and none
will be left dissatisfied.

In the middle of the Great Depression, newlywed Nit Spindle and her husband, Dick, move to Middle Swan, Colo., looking for work. Eighty-six-year-old Hennie Comfort first sees Nit when the young woman is looking at the "Prayers for Sale" sign in her yard. Hennie doesn't sell prayers, but she does sense a kinship with Nit, almost as if she sees a younger version of herself.

Through the years Hennie encourages Nit, who is unsure in her role as wife and newcomer in town. Over their quilting the women form a bond, and as Hennie tells her tales, Nit realizes she's spinning stories of her life, one filled with tragedy, triumph, secrets and lessons. The tales of Hennie's and Nit's lives become lessons for us all. (ST. MARTIN'S, Apr., 320 pp., $24.95)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin