I think I found a new favorite author, Jenny Wingfield, author of The Homecoming of Samuel Lake.
This story takes place in a rural setting and features the immediate and extended family of the preacher, Samuel Lake.
It skillfully weaves the lives of all the family members with their individual dreams and fears and how they came together to assist a small child in a bad situation. It's raw and dark and wonderful in a southern Gothic type of way.
I got this book on BookBub for $1.99 and my only regret is that I cannot find any others by her.
Long Live the Queen