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The Sinner in Mississippi

By: D.L. Lane
Narrated by: Rachanee Lumayno
Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins

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Summary

I was born in a rundown house in a small parish outside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, during one of the worst storms on record. It rained so much the banks of the Mississippi overflowed. For most families, bringing a new life into the world should be a time of great celebration. But giving birth to a girl was not a joyful occasion in my home. 

My condition was fragile because I had come more than a month early. Mama never said, but I suspected her injuries and premature labor were the result of Daddy’s fists. 

Not expecting me to live, the midwife cleaned me up, wrapped me in an old tea towel, and placed me in a knitting basket beside the wood-burning stove. According to Mama, the storm raged until morning, but I never made one sound. So, hours later, when they peeked in at me, they were surprised to see me sucking my thumb, staring up at them with eyes the color of bluebells. 

Mama told me that’s when she cried. 

See, she hadn’t shed a single tear during the harsh pain of giving birth or out of fear of the horrible storm taking the house and her with it, but she sobbed when she saw me. To her, it would have been better for all of us if I’d passed on in the night, carried off on the wings of angels, never to suffer the evils of this world. And sometimes, I wondered if she hadn’t been right. 

— Mississippi Singleton 

Please Note: Trigger warning. This book contains violent acts and sexual assault.

©2020 D L Lane (P)2020 D L Lane

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  • Lorri
  • 26-08-20

La La Love this story

The Sinner in Mississippi is a fantastic well written story. It gives you all the feels and them some. I can't say enough great things about this book with out giving the story away. Mississippi is a strong willed girl. Raised with boys and no momma she is rough around the edges but learns how to love and be loved. And the narrator was great!!! The different voices, the ability to bring the story to life and adding just enough spunk to Mississippi's personality.

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  • Daisy
  • 12-07-20

Nice romance story

This was a nice christian story. From the beginning it captivated me and I enjoyed listening to the end and their HEA. Narrator did a wonderful job with this story.

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  • Patty
  • 07-07-20

Fantastic

This is a very short and to the point review that in no way gives the story justice. Great story about a poor girl who has to overcome a lot of things and finds true love. This is a Christian romance within a historical timeframe. It was well done and kept me interested from the start to the end, I highly recommend giving this audio a listen.