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Jun 21, 2021AnnSkye rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
An excellent read. Hard to put down.
Jun 19, 2021slwood75 rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
I loved this book and couldn't put it down....until the end which was HORRIBLE! I don't believe the character would have made that decision. It was almost like the author got to a certain page number and then was done writing or had to…
Jun 14, 2021lgraf rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Wow what an incredible book! Couldn’t put it down!!! Never imagined what people endured during the 1930s. Kristin Hannah is an amazing storyteller!
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Jun 13, 2021Christine55416 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Loved this book. My grandmother would talk about the great depression when I was a child, and while she did not experience the Dust Bowl, she did talk about how relatives from town would visit her family farm and how they were all "so…
Jun 13, 2021Stewart378 rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
I was so disappointed in this "best seller" book. I thought it was just another dreary story of the Dust Bowl that could have been written in 200 pages or less. Good author but disappointing read.
Jun 11, 2021
Very good book. Sad ending, but real. Elsa was always a sickly child and therefore was brought up as that, not pretty, very low self esteem. She has a quick relationship with Rafe and they have to get married since she is pregnant. She is…
Jun 09, 2021mamariccardi rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
A very angst riddled book. It was hard to slug through in that the hardship the characters went through was so depressing. There is too much in my life that I can't control that makes me sad so may not be able to finish this.
Jun 08, 2021chercolleen65 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I thoroughly liked this book. I had to read it to the end to see the outcome of Elsa’s heroism.
Jun 07, 2021
This was awful. Watch the PBS documentary about the dustbowl and the hardship. Much broader in scope and more interesting. I am done reading Kristin Hannah.
Jun 04, 2021bocalibrary_Marcella rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This novel provides a haunting portrait of the Great Depression/Dust Bowl era from a female perspective. It is beautifully written and, while Elsa Martinelli and her family go through much hardship and despair, the story is ultimately…
Jun 03, 2021bethwpr rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I am a Kristin Hannah fan, however, The Nightingale remains the high bar. I had high hopes for this book given its context of the Dust Bowl and Great Depression, along with the writing style of Hannah. However, overall this book was too…
Jun 02, 2021nelady rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I was not expecting such an incredibly sad book from Kristin Hannah but there it is. Not far into the book sadness began to use from every page. Elsa began life as a child feeling unloved by her family. This is followed by a marriage of…
May 26, 2021maipenrai rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Well written saga of the dust bowl days and a family attempting to survive. I could not help but think of the Grapes of Wrath and Henry Fonda's speech about the hopes of abandoning home for a new life in California. Tom Joad laments: …
May 23, 2021tammygfarmgirl rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This was a hard book..........not gonna lie. Not a lot of feel good here! But very emotional, thought provoking, well written KH book!
May 18, 2021Dorismary rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
This is the first of Kristin Hannah's books I couldn't finish it was too depressing for me... It went from sadness to sadness nothing happy..... too much misery for me and at this time in our Country I am wonder if history will…
May 15, 2021OIPgayle rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
I thought the writing was flat. I could skim and read about one sentence per ten pages and follow the story.
May 11, 2021Jinxy1954 rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
looking for a good story which this is not too political what a disappointment
May 08, 2021Einer2 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I found all the low ratings and comments about how depressing this book is to be somewhat amazing. If it had a fairy tale ending (oh but it did-will not spoil it but trust me) it would have not portrayed the plight of so many Americans…
May 08, 2021Sheila1975 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
a really fantastic book-contains lots of emotion, struggles and tribulations, outlined in the theme of the book of the Great Depression times. It kept me reading non stop, as all of her books do. Wonderful language and description used,…
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…
May 02, 2021LucyBo rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
Really disappointed with this book, since I liked another of hers. Turns out this book is not about relationships, not how a marriage falls apart or how a person can build a life. It devolves into a book-long political lecture. …
Apr 29, 2021Hillsboro_ElizabethH rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I'm going to come right out and say it - yes, this novel was depressing, and I cried at the end. But, knowing that it was set in during the Dust Bowl, the depression, and other hard times, it kind of has to be depressing. Plus, it gives…
Apr 29, 2021Hazelnut rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I was skeptical that this would be a good book simply because The Nightingale and The Great Alone were so good and I just didn't think Kristin Hannah or any author could come up with a third winner. But she did! She brought to life the…
Apr 26, 2021wendyhiestand rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
enjoyed this book until it got political half way thru. with everything going on reading a kristin hannah book was the last place i thought politics would be involved and was really wanting to read a novel to get away from that kind of…