Get ready! This story is a whirlwind of a tale and it kept me captivated until the very last word. Set back in the early 1900’s we begin with a young family awaiting their traveling, mercantile owning father to return home after a long journey of selling merchandise. Then, shortly after the story begins our characters Neva, Bud and Belle are met with heartache, loss and a total upheaval of their lives. There is so much raw emotion from each of the characters throughout their entire story it makes it hard to not love all of them!
Neva, our strong willed heroine of the story, that took an impossible situation and turned it into a loving, safe haven for her all of the children in her life. Jesse Caudel, the knight in shining armor who despite being the bearer of bad news in the beginning, became almost the hero of the story. He was there for her in the good times and the bad even despite her entire world crumbling down around her. Arthur the good old neighbor that Warren hated from the beginning became an unexpected friend and possibly more for the future. Their story was definitely left unwritten, but with so many possibilities in the air I can only imagine what the author had in store for them and the entire Shilling family.
There is a lot of information to take in throughout the book, but it flows so nicely and the characters are introduced at a pace that makes it easy to follow and understand. Thoroughly enjoyed this book!!!!
Growing up in a small town myself I found this story so much more relatable. I fully understand the hospitality and the hostility a small town can show upon a person. Also being from Kansas I totally understood what the characters were talking about in regards to the windy Kansas days that they were experiencing.(The book was set in Buffalo Creek, Kansas). I truly enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down. It made me laugh, cry, cringe and yell out in angst but I enjoyed every minute of it. I will definitely be recommending this book to any and all who listen. Bravo Kim Vogel Sawyer!! I look forward to reading all of your other books!!!
Good Night and Happy Reading!!!!! 🙂