Tuesday, September 3, 2019

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

 
The Lincoln School, an orphanage with horrible caregivers who beat the children and subjected them to even worse daily working conditions, is where we meet Odie, Albert, Mose, and then Emmy.

The three friends had to get away, and they had their chance one night.

We follow them as they escape with Emmy who didn't originally live at the school and move farther and farther away from Lincoln School and the horrors they had endured.

Following the three friends and Emmy down the Mississippi river and meeting the folks along the River was mesmerizing.

The trip down the river also seemed dangerous but was amazing how the friends always had another friend/stranger helping out.

THIS TENDER LAND's lush writing had me not wanting to stop reading because I didn’t want to miss their adventures, and I didn't want the book to end.

Mr. Krueger's writing pulls you in with his descriptions, lovable characters, and story line.

What a marvelous, master story teller Mr. Krueger is. His book even incorporated stories told by the characters within the book.

Mr. Krueger’s magic is indeed evident in THIS TENDER LAND and is a book that needs to be read by every book club and everyone who loves becoming engrossed in the lives of the characters in a book and an era.

This book is an absorbing tale of love, loss, and endurance and will fill your heart with the warmth that comes with feeling needed, helpful, and wanted.

You just have to read this book to understand its beauty and excellence.  5/5

This book was given to me as an ARC by the publisher via NetGalley.









11 comments:

  1. I hope everyone gets to read this book.

    Thanks for stopping.

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  2. I've only read one of his books but I loved it and agree with you about his writing. I hope I can get to this soon.

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    1. ENJOY...it is so good.

      Thanks for commenting, Kathy.

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  3. Great review! You've sold me on reading this book!

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    1. 😍😍😍

      I hope you love it too.

      Thanks for commenting, Vicki.

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  4. I have not ventured into Mr Krueger's books yet, even though we share a last name. One day I will.

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    1. I hope you enjoy them if you read one of his books.

      You do share a last name. 😍

      Thanks for commenting, Judy.

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  5. I hadn't heard of this book until the BOTM picks--and now I'm seeing it everywhere and I'm so excited for it! Can't wait to get my BOTM box. Great review!

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    1. Thanks about my review, Lori!! 😍

      I hope you love...I am sure you will.

      Thanks for commenting.

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  6. A book that needs to be read by every book club .... Wow! that's high praise indeed.

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    1. Oh......books clubs and EVERYONE will love it.

      Thanks for commenting, Felicity Grace Terry.

      I hope you get to read this book.

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