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WHAT I READ LAST
This has to be one of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Every page was an ode to nature, animals, love, friendship, and forgiveness. Two families who are neighbors on the prairie of Wyoming become enemies when one husband shoots the other husband dead for having an affair with his wife. The wives realize however, that they will need each other for their families to survive the long winter months so they must swallow their pride and work together. The main character, Beulah is very connected to the prairie and the animals around her by communicating with them and them with her. Additionally, Beulah helps the neighbor boy, Clyde, run the two farms, deal with the death of his father, and see the beauty in the prairie around him. Clyde and Beulah become friends even though their families are enemies. This book was reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet and The Scarlet Letter. The author based this story off of true events that happened in her family history which for me, made the story even more interesting.
A book about a young widow; poignant, funny, original, and utterly believable. A compelling debut novel about loss.
I have really enjoyed this author’s last two books so I thought I would give her debut novel a chance. It is very good so far and as usual, many laugh out loud moments.
WHAT I AM READING NEXT
A rich, unforgettable story of three unique women in post-Apartheid South Africa who are brought together in their darkest time, and discover the ways that love can transcend the strictest of boundaries.