Book Review: Thank God for Boll Weevils

Thank God for Boll Weevils is an in-depth look at the Deep South in the early 1900’s  It    tells the story of Janie Taylor, a young girl from Alabama.  Janie is part of a close-knit family and community where a strong Christian moral presence is exhibited.  Janie soon becomes friends with a sharecropper’s daughter named Sipsey.

As Janie and Sipsey become young women in the Post-Civil War South, historical fiction enters the story when the cotton crop of Alabama is faced with the invasion of a crop-eating insect called the boll weevil.  George Washington Carver and others play an important role in the story as we watch how God uses them during a time of uncertainty and the threat of devastation.

Thank God for Boll Weevils will transport you to the early 1900’s Alabama.  The author does a great job telling the story from a young woman’s point of view, painting a picture of how life was in the deep south, weaving history into the plot and showing God’s faithfulness to those who trust in Him and look to Him for hope and guidance.


About Rhett Barbaree:
A life long resident of Alabama, Rhett spent his younger years growing up in Andalusia and Mobile before moving to Clanton where he attended Chilton County High School. After graduating in 1978 he attended Troy State University. His hobbies include old west & civil war history and on occasion, a good/bad game of golf. Self employed in marketing and advertising sales he once again resides in Clanton with his wife Amy and two children, Dison and Maci.


Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.

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