Now that I have finished the book, I looked into the author and found out it wasn’t the first in the series.
I loved this book so much that I am most likely going to read the previous book in the series to find out more about the other couples which I have glimpsed in this book.
It has been a while since I’ve read a book in the mid-Western like setting, especially one which was specifically set in the 1880’s. I got to admit it was a bit refreshing.
Nowadays, books are centered on gadgets, paragraphs about TV shows and other trivial things just to pass a few pages. In this book, there’s none of that. Gone are the gadgets – in their place, to pass their time, people had the good time to bond between board games and take a stroll about their town. It’s really a welcoming read since you don’t read much about these special things anymore, more so see it in real life.
What is also good about this book was that it didn’t center on Love, Friendship and Family. This one had it ingrained from the first few chapters the Values and importance of Religion which made it a very easy read but at the same time, an emotional one. Another huge difference in the novels we spend reading today. No hot erotic scenes here but just the ‘wooing’ and ‘courting’ of women in a bit of traditional way – which I think is a good thing.
In this very well-written novel, take a stroll in the past and look into Allison’s and Shane’s love story.
5 adorable stars