Set in the fictional plains town of Gilead, Iowa, Lila is a well-written novel of intriguing characters that deal with universal issues such as acceptance, love, and grace.
The main character, a homeless woman named Lila, was neglected by her parents as a child and rescued by a drifter, who brings her up in a rough and uncertain life on the run.
Lila’s lonely life begins to change when she steps inside a small church to get out of the rain and develops an unlikely friendship with the minister, John Ames.
This book gives the most realistic character development, and Lila, becomes very authentic. As a reader you become part of her world, and the story flows easily. The reviewer thought the novel was a wonderful story of redemption, acceptance, love and grace, and well worth reading.