Where the Heart IS
Written By Billie Letts
Novalee Nations was left at a Wal-Mart by her mean and uncaring boyfriend. She was seven months pregnant and had only $7.77. Seven had always been her unlucky number. So when the cashier told her that $7.77 was her change she knew something was wrong and she ran to the parking lot to find that her boyfriend has left her abandoned.
With no money and no friends in a strange town she stayed at the Wal-Mart. Perhaps she hoped that her no good boyfriend would return. She hid in closets during closing time and slept in sleeping bags. She even ate their food until one night she woke up in labor.
When Wal-Mart found out her story they didn’t punish her. Instead they reached out to her and gave her a job. They never asked to be paid back for all that she had used. During this time she had met some local people who have heartfelt stories of their own and who reached out to her with kindness and love.
This story is an intriguing tale of someone who is left in a desperate situation and finds support, encouragement and love from local people who are far from selfish. The characters are humorous, mysterious and very easy to relate to.
This is one of those novels that you can read over and over again and never get sick of it. Your mind begins seeking new visions as you read along their life’s hardships and triumphs. This book is written so well that you really can visualize it.