What marks the boundary between a miracle from God and the imagination of a child?
Leah is a child from Away, isolated from her peers because of her stutter. But then she begins painting scenes that are epic in scope, brilliant in detail, and suffused with rich, prophetic imagery. When the event foreshadowed in the first painting dramatically comes true, the town of Mattingly takes notice.
Leah attributes her ability to foretell the future to an invisible friend she calls the Rainbow Man. Some of the townsfolk are enchanted with her. Others fear her. But there is one thing they all agree on—there is no such thing as the Rainbow Man.
Her father, the town psychologist, is falling apart over his inability to heal his daughter . . . or fix his marriage. And the town minister is unraveled by the notion that a mere child with no formal training may be hearing from God more clearly than he does.
While the town bickers over what to do with this strange child, the content of Leah’s paintings grows darker. Still, Leah insists that the Rainbow Man’s heart is pure. But then a dramatic and tragic turn of events leaves the town reeling and places everyone’s lives in danger. Now the people of Mattingly face a single choice:
Will they cling to what they know . . . or embrace the things Leah believes in that cannot be seen?
I was not quite sure how much I would enjoy this book since it is not my normal sit and read kind of book, but it was amazing. The book itself is written so well and it is a delight to read. The story is wonderful and enchanting. Every character is so full and developed. This is a book you just want to sit and read all the way through. Then it becomes a book you want to share with others.
I definitely recommend this book to everyone- men, women, young adults. It is a story about life, doubts, fears and differences... the things that make a great, long lasting quality book.
I received this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion.