Hello to you all! I hope you have been doing well. If you have been following this blog, lately, then you will know that I like to motivate myself to exercise through audiobooks, link to original post HERE. I seem to gravitate towards science fiction based stories for my selections and this time around I have decided to completely break that cycle.
I had done a spotlight post on The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah and thought, why not try listening to a historical fiction story? I do, actually, own a physical copy of this book and I have to tell you that it is absolutely beautiful. Pictures do not give it justice. The wheat and dust on the cover have a gold shimmer to them which gives them a lifelike quality. Also, the black on the cover is truly dark and beautiful and the overall feel of the book in my hands is just lovely. I will hate to cover it with a clear protective cover but that, unfortunately, I do to protect all my hardcovers. I just wanted to comment on it because it was truly a breathtaking cover.
If you missed the original spotlight post, I will include the information for this book once again for you. Also, I usually include the audible ratings on a book and I would hate to disappoint, 😁. With a solid 4.7 stars and over 13,770 ratings on Audible, this book is sure to be a winner.
Synopsis and Details:
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes an epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America’s most defining eras—the Great Depression.
Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as the crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all. One of the darkest periods of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl era, has arrived with a vengeance.
In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life. The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American Dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.
Genres: Historical Fiction | Release Date: February 02, 2021 | Publisher: St. Martin’s Press | Length: 464 pages | ISBN: 978-1250178602 | ASIN: B087ZXSPGJ | Format: Audiobook & Hardcover | Source: Purchased
I am hoping to start this book as soon as the weather here in Georgia becomes sunny. Spring showers are no joke on the east coast but it surely makes for a lovely spring. I am loving all the trees and flowers that I am seeing here. Till the review…