Friday, August 7, 2015

Heart Land by Caroline Miller

Nostalgia at its best.

Ms. Miller pulls you in with wonderful characters and the life folks lead in a cozy, Ohio pre-war town.  From the depression and pre-World War II eras, the characters are true to life and have antics that you can just see happening in a used-to-be safe environment.

Folks didn't lock their doors, folks helped each other when times were tough, and children were still mischievous but innocent.

The characters were all loveable.  You would want to be in the kitchens of the characters so you could enjoy the wonderful homemade dishes and share the family times.

​Oliver and Herman were the main characters, and they were filled with mischief.

Ms. Miller excels in writing and storytelling.  ENJOY this book when you read it. NOT miss reading her other two books.   

They both are quite different from HEART LAND, but oh so EXCELLENT. 

I normally do not like memoirs, but this was more of a looking back and feeling at home in the era and wishing our lives could still be this cozy.  But then again..could we be without a phone in every home and no Internet? :)

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the author in return for an honest review.


  1. ENJOY if you read.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. I usually don't do memoirs either, but feel like you on this one. Looks like an interesting look back.
    @dino0726 from 
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    1. It was little excerpts from the fictional lives of the two boys.

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.

  3. I'm glad you enjoyed this one, Elizabeth! Have a terrific weekend. :)

  4. This one certainly doesn't sound like your typical memoir and I love the descriptive writing of the premise, so if that was a true taster of the rest of the book, it's going to be a definite maybe for my own list :)

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, you obviously enjoyed it !


    1. I think you will like the characters.

      Thanks for stopping, Yvonne.

  5. sounds like a good read, thanks for your thoughts.