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It opens with Mary being sick, and Tarsie thinks the only way sh
It opens with Mary being sick, and Tarsie thinks the only way she could possibly get better is by getting out of the city. But Joss is against the idea. He doesn't want to leave the city and life he knows, until one day he finds himself backed into a corner and the only way he can get out, is by heading to Kansas with his family...and Tarsie.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Tarsie would never of guessed that her friend and confidant would die before they reached Kansas, the place that they thought would be a new beginning for all of them...together. But will Mary's last dying request put Tarsie in an awkward situation? Will she be able to fulfill it?
This was a good book, I think it's a fun read, that you can pick up on one of those lazy rainy afternoons. Kim always has a way of doing these period pieces with such fun and interesting twist and turns in the plot. Thanks to Bethany House Publishers for allowing me to sign up to read this book and give my honest opinion about it, I had a great afternoon!
Posted November 9, 2012
I received a copy of A HOME IN DRAYTON VALLEY by Kim Vogel Sawye
I received a copy of A HOME IN DRAYTON VALLEY by Kim Vogel Sawyer from Bethany House. It is another example of excellent historical fiction with romantic and religious undertones. I absolutely adore historical fiction and wagon trains were favorite topics of mine when I was in elementary school. This story took me right back to those times.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I’ve enjoyed other books by Kim Vogel Sawyer, so I knew it would enjoy this one. A HOME IN DRAYTON VALLEY begins in New York City, in the year 1880. Tarsie (I love the name Tarsie – it kept me more engaged as I read) hates how her friend Mary suffers under poor living conditions, so she convinces Mary’s husband, Joss, to take them out west to Kansas. Tarsie goes too, hoping for a new life, and to help take care of Mary during the journey. Tarsie has a strong knowledge of herbs, although she isn’t a doctor. Sadly, Mary passes away. Tarsie had promised her she would look after the family, so she convinces Joss to marry her.
The chapters switched between Joss and Tarsie’s points of view. I found that very interesting, to see two sides of the same story. All of the characters were engaging and realistic. I loved and hated in all the right places.