On Shifting Sand is a story told through Nola’s point of view of her life as a mother and wife living through the years of the Dust Bowl. This was a powerful story showing a woman’s courage and sacrifice while trying to keep her home and children as clean and as healthy as possible during the ravaging dust storms that so often did take the lives of those caught out in them. Nola has an interesting relationship with her father, who she is not sure even cares for her and as well as abandonment issues in her marriage with her husband who is the pastor of their town’s church. Trying to be the strong woman her husband insists she is and battling nature itself, Nola becomes a worn down shell of a woman she once was. So she was easy pickings for the drifter friend of her husband’s to take advantage of and lead her into an adulterous relationship. This is a story of a Christian who falls into sin and the effects of the sin on mind, body, and soul. This is also a story of forgiveness and grace. Thank you, Ms. Pittman, for writing such a different Christian novel. I received a copy of this book for an honest review from The Book Club Network, Inc. (TBCN) and the opinions are my own.