Book: The Four Winds
Author: Kristin Hannah
This is my 24th read for the year
This is the story of Elsa Wolcott. A young lady that falls in love with a man and is disowned by her family when she discovers she is pregnant. She has to grow up fast, learn to farm harsh farm land in the midwest, and figure out why her husband is so unhappy. Elsa begins to realize that if she doesn't take her children west looking for a better life, then they surely all will die. But that decision will come at a cost she is not sure she can make.
Kristin Hannah is one of my favorite authors. "Nightingale", "Winter Garden", and "Firefly Lane" remain on the top of my favorite reads. However - this book wasn't for me. I did not find it well written. It took me around 100 pages to even begin to get into it, and even then....I never really did. I was so disappointed because I have been excited since last year that she was coming out with a new book. I couldn't wait. It is extremely despressing. And really cheesy writing, which I never enjoy. And just not like the author I have come to admire.
I am sure I will get a lot of flack for this review. She is beloved. I didn't even mind the political statement this book was making. It wasn't that at all. It was just quality. The story didn't capture me. The characters fell flat. I will hope that her next book will be on the upswing.