APPALACHIAN SERENADE BY: SARAH LOUDIN THOMAS

wpid-wp-1423672227209.jpeg 3 out of 5 stars

This novella was short and sweet. I mostly liked the characters, and it seemed like a pretty accurate depiction of life around the 1940’s. If anything this book probably held women in a higher rearguard than was actually the case. There didn’t seem to be much adversary for a free thinking, independent type of woman, so that was particularly nice to see.

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This was about a woman whose husband had died young, and her trying to pick up the pieces and maybe even build herself a new life with someone special. I liked Delilah. I enjoyed her quirks, and her desire to be independent and provide for herself. Especially in an era where many women’s biggest aspirations were to marry well and produce offspring. Not that she didn’t want those things out of life, she did, but she also worked hard, and took care of herself.

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I think the lesson learned by the end was my favorite part of the story, but I wouldn’t want to ruin it for those of you that haven’t read this yet. I was not a fan of the way overdone references to everything being God’s plan or his will, but that’s just my personal opinion. Some people might really enjoy that aspect, I unfortunately tired of it after so many references. To each his own though.

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