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Apr 29, 2021Hazelnut rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I was skeptical that this would be a good book simply because The Nightingale and The Great Alone were so good and I just didn't think Kristin Hannah or any author could come up with a third winner. But she did! She brought to life the incredible story of a family desperate to survive in cruel times brought on by both nature and heartless, inhumane people. The Dust Bowl era was one of unrelenting drought that left farmers helpless. Often drawing parallels to the cruelty in slavery and Nazi Germany it can be heart wrenching what these people had to endure. Elsa is a fierce woman and the ultimate mother who never gives up, sacrificing everything for her son and daughter.