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May 04, 2021LisaMoore1985 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
"The Four Winds have blown us here, people from all across the country, to the very edge of this great land, and now at last, we make our stand, fight for what we know to be right. We fight for our American dream, that it will be possible again." Kristin Hannah had done another wonderful job at storytelling with her novel, The Four Winds. This woman can cut to the soul of me and make me weep so hard. This novel is so rich in storytelling, characters, dreams, hopes, and despair. Kristin does such a fantastic job of making them more than characters, they are the backbone of our ancestors. Ancestors that came here with hopes and dreams. Not just dreams, but the American dream. But at the core of this novel, it is about a mother and her unconditional love for her family. As a mother myself, I can't begin to imagine the sacrifice that Elsa went through. I was literally wiping my tears at the last 20 pages. This novel is not only a great representation of the rich history America had gone through, but it is an accurate representation of courage, strength, and the power of a families love