One Tin Cup

Christian - Fiction
304 Pages
Reviewed on 06/05/2013
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Author Biography

Bonnie was born to loving Christian parents, Claud and Ora Ingram and raised in a small Oklahoma town where it borders Texas. At age sixteen she moved across Red River separating the states, to Texas, where she met and married her high-school sweetheart, Donald Wayne Sinor. Marriage of fifty-four years has blessed them with two children: Carrell Ann who is married to Randy Owen is also blessed with two children; Jesse and Catie and three grandchildren, Christopher and Autumn Owen and Emery Handlang; Donald Wayne II who is married to Rhonda Jane is also blessed with two children, Mallory and Levi.

A house full of children has been the joy of her life which keeps her young and active. A Saturday evening may find her and the children at the lake, fishing and feeding the ducks or she may be having a tea party in the middle of the den floor with a granddaughter. Often she just gathers them up and goes to the movies. As long as the children are having fun, she is having fun.

A Baptist by choice, a believer by faith and God’s Grace, she is active in her church where her husband is a Deacon. She has worked for the same man, Spanky Carter, for more than twenty years. He is younger than her oldest child and treats her with great respect, which is mutual. Her main hobbies are sewing, reading, camping, fishing, playing games and spending quality time with family.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite

One Tin Cup by Bonnie Sinor is a wonderful story of believing in God, learning how to survive in the wilderness, family love, and friendship. One Tin Cup takes place in the mid 1800s when Matthew, Hannah, and their two children Darren and Kathleen leave their home in California and begin a journey by covered wagon to the Oregon Territory. All goes well until one day, as Matthew lies sick in the wagon and Hannah and the children are out picking berries, three young Indians come across the wagon and oxen. They steal the wagon loaded with provisions and bring it back to their reservation. When the Indians find Matthew is in the wagon, they tie him up and keep him as a prisoner for fear that if they let him go he will bring other white men to their camp.

Hannah, Darren, and Kat are devastated when they return with berries and find Matthew and the wagon gone. They quickly learn how hard it is to survive without anything but one tin cup. The cup becomes ever so important to them. It will be used to gather water from the river, pick berries and also for so many other tasks. The children pray to God and believe he is keeping them safe and watching over them, but Hannah is not so sure. And what has happened to matthew?

Bonnie Sinor has written One Tin Cup putting the reader alongside each of the characters. I felt as though I was pulling trees through the field, trying to fish in the stream, and sharing in the joys and troubles they faced every day. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to everyone. It is a perfect read for those who believe in God and those who don’t, and those who like adventure, love, pioneer tales, survival, and Indians all combined in a well-written story.

Fun adventure that never

This book is a quick read mostly because you don't want to put it down. Sinor did a great job of getting reader involved with not just the family in the story but with the Native Americans viewpoint.

S M Dearing

I really enjoyed this book. I would enjoy read more of her work. I enjoyed how she brought every day living and the use of God's help to solve problems. Need more like this.

Lisa Powell

This book truly kept me captivated through to the end.