When Claudius Borne prays, he expects God to answer. So it is no big surprise to him, when he prays for a chance to make a difference in his few remaining years that God drops a woman in his path.
May Seymour has graduated from college, but she has no plans. When Claudius rescues her when she’s in a drunken stupor, she and he develop an instant friendship. He is there for her during her recovery, and to talk things over with when she decides to go to Rwanda to help while she tries to decide what next.
But horror awaits her in Rwanda, and where else will May choose to go, but back to Claudius. Years later, having not taken a step off Claudius’s land, May learns about an old college flame, now on death row. Can she make a difference in his life when she’s a recluse? What will it take for her to embrace life once again?
Resurrection in May is a different sort of book than what I usually read, but difference isn’t necessarily bad. I liked Claudius. He is a funny sort of character, a farmer, who has unique descriptions that made me laugh out loud at times. May made some very bad choices, but as I got to know her I grew to care more for her.
This book isn’t really the sort that I would choose to read for pleasure; it is sort of weird in ways. But if you like contemporary novels with some unexpected twists, more character driven stories, then you might enjoy Resurrection in May