Boy have I got some exciting things to share with you today!
Jonas and Olivia Proof Copy!
First of all, I got my proof copy of Jonas and Olivia today! I was sooo happy. I only had to fix a couple things in the interior file so that was wonderful, and I was quite glad not to have to mess with it a whole lot more.
Book Review of The Old River Road by Ivy Rose
Next Up! Back a month or two ago I was able to be a Beta-Reader for a sweet girl with her first book. The Old River Road is now published and I'm happy to be able to be part of her blog tour. :)
When seventeen-year- old Clara Boutwell married her dashing coworker, William McDonald, she was convinced her life was near perfect. The journey before them as newlyweds in the great city of Chicago was promising and exciting. But a frightening disease soon takes William in its grip, forcing them to the clean air of the western frontier in a desperate attempt to save his life. But pioneering doesn’t prove to be easy, with miles between neighbors instead of fences. On the eastern Washington prairies, the McDonalds face hardships and trials in a new world where everything is tested, from physical endurance to emotional strength—down to their relationship and faith in the Lord. This novel tells the incredible true story of Clara and William, the great-great grandparents of the author, in a sweet narrative full of laughter, tears, and the struggles of an early pioneering family. Prepare yourself to share in their experience as you read this account of a pioneer family in Washington state, and see their lasting legacy that has endured into the fifth generation.
My Review: 4 Stars.
What a sweet, light story! Sometimes that's just the kind of read you need. I liked that this is based on the author's relatives, and applaud her for all the work she put into the research. The characters are pleasant and the closeness of the families involved in the book is wonderful. The story is slower, and the plotline fairly simple, so it's a great book for cuddling up with tea on a rainy day.
My favorite part was when the Indians came, towards the end of the book. :) I liked Clara's character, of course, but I have to say some of the supporting characters (though not extremely prominent) were my favorites! :P I liked Clara's oldest son Archie, her brother-in-law, Hamilton, and the Indian Chief... :)
I found the feel of the book very much like Laura Ingall Wilder's books, only with a Christian twist. If you enjoy the Little House Series you will like "The Old River Road".
*I recieved this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
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A little bit about Ivy:
Ivy Rose is an 18 year old history lover and literary enthusiast. Aside from writing, she enjoys being outdoors, chocolate, travelling, reading, and ATVing (preferably if there is mud involved). She resides with her family of 9 on the banks of the Long Lake in eastern Washington. Go see more about her here: http://lakesidepublications.com/the-old-river-road-release-day/ Also, she's doing a pretty neat giveaway, so check it out. :)
Last but not least, guys!!
Well, that's a wrap for today. Leave me a comment letting me know what you think, or how your day is going, or whatever. :)
Hope you have a lovely day!