My search for an uplifting read during our troubled times of 2020 happened for me while traveling this Red Dirt Road. Books about this era might inundate us with cussing, foul and racial language and actions, sexual activities, and gore. In my mind, this book is refreshingly absent of those aspects of life that I’d rather not “see” now. There are some very sad parts in the book, but the language is quiet and reflective. I am not a history buff, but the historical story was as interesting to me as rest of the book. (And, I rediscovered my own grandmother’s cameos, too.)
Why did this book feel so good to me?
The main characters are so loving, caring, and considerate - to each other and to those they meet and befriend. This is a thoughtful read and was full of the kindness I’ve been desperately searching for these days. Also, I was delightfully surprised not to correctly anticipate (or guess) many of the book’s mysteries. There is a wonderful sense of discovery and curiosity by the characters - and I shared their journeys with my own questions.
A bright young teen girl is intuitively and innocently kind, respectful, and inquisitive. Incredible parents who taught her by example and trusted her and guided her with goodness. An adorable terrier romping throughout. A boy with a stutter and a nervous condition who becomes a wonderful friend. A fascinating old woman who has her own secrets and shares all she knows about them with her inspirited young friend. There are mysteries with some sadness and some interesting turns of surprise.
I spent part of the day after finishing the book, listening to the Music Playlist. A little bit of foot stompin’ and reflection for me, a century (plus) later! Another gift from this author.
I cried feeling all the kindness enveloped within the main characters. I got chills a couple of times. I felt a sigh of relief - YES, people are GOOD! I needed to feel that now and I wanted to “pass that forward.”
Just a few of several quotes I liked, without giving away content:
“Be friendly to everyone. People will respond in kind.”
“When we can lighten someone’s burden, when we can help someone who can never repay us, then we must do so, daughter.”
An alliteration in response to her dad’s alliteration: “Daddy, did you decide during the delectable dinner we just devoured that a delicious and delightful dinner at the diner will be dazzlingly decadent?”
“And without truth, this poor earth is no more than one big stinking mess of wild apple butter!”
Thanks for this book. Good for young adults and for some of us, not so young!
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ALONG THE RED DIRT ROAD: The uplifting historical novel rooted in the American Civil War/Great Depression era about secrecy, scandal, friendship, & truth. (English Edition) Edición Kindle
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Detalles del producto
- Tamaño del archivo : 27397 KB
- Word Wise : Activado
- Número de páginas : 294 páginas
- Editorial : Jane Yearout (31 marzo 2020)
- ASIN : B086P91877
- Uso simultáneo de dispositivos : Sin límite
- Texto a voz : Activado
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- Tipografía mejorada : Activado
- Lector de pantalla : Respaldados
- Idioma: : Inglés
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Enjoyable readReseñado en los Estados Unidos el 6 de abril de 2020
Good book for those interested in historical culture. Part of it is set in 1863 and the rest in 1933 -1934. Events in the first year are tied into the later depression era years. Very good character development. The story is about a couple of families and does a good job of relating what the depression was like in Virginia for middle class/upper middle class families in small towns in that era. This is a good read for adults but especially young adults. It contains a lot of thoughts on life lessons. Kept my attention all the way through.
A touching story. Hope to see a sequel.Reseñado en los Estados Unidos el 19 de julio de 2020
I fell in love with this book from the very beginning. A reminder to the reader that love and forgiveness will overcome the darkest evil. A good message for our time. The writer's imagery is strong, but also sweet. The characters are strong during a troubled time, but also show their fears and doubts. I would highly recommend this book.
A very fine read indeedReseñado en los Estados Unidos el 18 de junio de 2020
Jane Yearout’s inaugural novel is an insightful, entertaining, and occasionally uncomfortable exploration of racist cruelty and white privilege told through the eyes of a young girl and the aid of a lost soul. Annie’s determination to uncover the truth about an event from Civil War times is the heart of a great story. This is a book with broad appeal and a very timely message. It’s a little slow at the start, but stick with it and you will be rewarded.
Well-told story with subtle overtonesReseñado en los Estados Unidos el 4 de mayo de 2020
As a reader of historical fiction, I found a lot to love about this book. The prologue was so captivating that I decided to read the entire story straight through. Simply put, it is a beautiful, well-told story with some fascinating overtones. The attention to language, lifestyles, horse breeds, car models, and numerous other details provided an uncommon level of realism and authenticity. I was intrigued that this book has a musical playlist, which takes the story to yet another level. I know from experience that some readers want to dive right in to the plot, but I thoroughly enjoyed the 'back story' that the author laid out in chapter two. The life lessons are numerous and subtle, and the “pass it forward' conclusion brought tears of happiness to me.
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