Saturday, September 2, 2017

Beside Still Water's Book Review


About the Book 
Is she jumping from a city firetrap into a wilderness icebox?

Violet Channing, orphaned at a young age, is tossed about by life’s turbulent waters when the aunt who raised her dies. She wants nothing more than to be a schoolteacher. Living in a Boston tenement in 1915, barely able to survive, she accepts a job as a live-in teacher for a sick child in the harsh Yukon Territory.
Sailing up the Inside Passage of Alaska, she falls in love with a dashing Yukon riverboat captain. Just when her life feels as beautiful as her new surroundings, tragedy strikes again. Can Violet allow her losses to make her better not bitter and learn to love again in this continuing saga of the loves, tragedies, and second chances of a Norwegian immigrant family who must battle the beautiful but often dangerous waters of early twentieth century Southeast Alaska? (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

This book deals with a lot of painful things that happen in life. At times it was a tad depressing to read but I think the story needed to be this real. Life is not easy and this book about a woman dealing with a lot of grief. I thought the whirlwind romance was a bit too fast or just didn't connect with me as much as I had wished. I love the different settings and enjoyed the unique historical aspect during 1915. At times this book was a little slow for me but overall I liked how the characters grew and changed. Pretty good writing for a more unknown author. 

Four stars. 

"I received this book from the publisher for free. All opinions are my own." 

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