03-29-2013 10:22 PM
A very rural area is expecting a new preacher. A traveling guy needing a job happens along, they think this is him and he needs a place to stay so he doesn't correct them. He ends up delivering rousing sermons and they get to like him. He doesn't know how to read so he has to fake that. Falls in love with a local woman, I think. Eventually learns to read. I think there is a child involved but don't remember if it's his child, the woman's child, or if I'm remembering wrong. He ends up having to do a big reveal but I think they love him enough to keep him, I don't recall the details of the ending. I think my dad would like this but can't remember the name of the book or who wrote it. I read it in the last couple of year.