Summer Llama Book List 2020 Book 1: What Momma Left Behind by Cindy K. Sproles

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
3.7 Llamas


This was a book sent to me from the Baker Bookhouse, and I absolutely adore it! (Though I did cry a little at certain parts, but that what makes it sooooo good!!!) This is also the 1st book on my Summer Llama Book List of 2020!

This book is about a young woman who’s mother shot herself, leaving her by her self with nothing left. Then she finds out her mother was helping all of the orphans on the mountain they live on, and suddenly she finds herself taking care of the children while hiding from her evil brother. And she finds the real meaning of love.

“Sniff!” Ok first of all, I totally suggest this book to girls 12 and up, like RIGHT NOW! This book is just sooo beautiful and even through all the pain in the book, you can just feel the power of forgiveness and love. And I just can’t!!!! I LOVE IT SOOOO MUCH!!!

Now, the book does have violence. People die from fever, some get shot, there is a 15 year old girl in the book who is pregnant, and there are several kids in the book starving. But it is such a beautiful story, and very clean even with the violence.

Over all, I suggest this book NOW! This is such a beautiful book and I love it sooo much. But, I would say this book is 12 an up, with parents permission due to the violence and adult stuff. I hope you all have a beautiful day! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • A good book for girls 12 and up.
  • Christian-friendly.


  • Some mention of adult things.
  • A very emotional book!!!
  • Not a kids book.

Worie Dressar is 17 years old when influenza and typhoid ravage her Appalachian Mountain community in 1877, leaving behind a growing number of orphaned children with no way to care for themselves. Worie’s mother has been secretly feeding a number of these little ones on Sourwood Mountain. But when she dies suddenly, Worie is left to figure out why and how she was caring for them.

Plagued with two good-for-nothing brothers–one greedy and the other a drunkard–Worie fights to save her home and the orphaned children now in her begrudging care. Along the way, she will discover the beauty of unconditional love and the power of forgiveness as she cares for all of Momma’s children.

Storyteller and popular speaker Cindy K. Sproles pens a tender novel full of sacrifice, heartache, and courage in the face of overwhelming obstacles.

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