Sometimes I discover a new book that leaves an imprint on my heart. I never would have thought that a story about a mama cow (Mama Red) and her calf (Lucky) would touch me so deeply. Mama Red and Lucky teach a human mother unconditional love, perseverance, bravery and bittersweet sacrifice for those we love. It’s about never giving up.
The author writes with a poetic hand causing you to pause and savor her descriptive prose.
The setting is rural countryside where nothing fancy exists but it is the simplicity that speaks volumes in this tale.
I took my time reading this one like you do when you savor your favorite dessert, not wanting to finish it, letting the words settle in my mind. I won’t soon forget the sweetness of this story. Bren McClain has written a jewel of a debut. Southern fiction at its finest.