Tuesday, June 27, 2023

This Is Where It Ends


 About the Book

 When Minerva Jane Jenkins was just 14 years old, she married a man who moved her to the mountains. He carried with him a small box, which he told her was filled with gold. And when he died 50 years later, he made her promise to keep his secret. She is to tell no one about the box or the treasure it contains.

Now 94, Minerva is nearing the end of what has sometimes been a lonely life. But she's kept that secret. Even so, rumors of hidden gold have a way of spreading, and Minerva is visited by a reporter, Del Rankin, who wants to know more of her story. His friend who joins him only wants to find the location of the gold. Neither of them knows quite who they're up against when it comes to the old woman on the mountain.

As an unlikely friendship develops, Minerva is tempted to reveal her secret to Del. After all, how long is one bound by a promise? But the truth of what's really buried in the box may be hidden even from her. (Goodreads)


My Thoughts

I have been eager to read this story ever since I knew it existed! I love everything Cindy K. Sproles writes. This book moved a bit slower than I was expecting but I really loved the perspective of Minerva's character. She is an older lady of ninety-four and while there are glimpses back to her younger years the entire book is focused on her as an old widow. The setting is just what I expected and there is a mystery that threads through until the very end of the book. There were a few chapters that were a bit heart wrenching and also eye opening. The friendship and companionship were some of my favorite parts of the story. I highly recommend this book to those who love real down to earth characters and historical fiction. This was a good read and refreshing to have the main character be an elderly woman. 

Four Stars.

"I received the book from Revell for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."

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