Hello, Readers! These last two weeks have been absolutely crazy busy with schoolwork; thanks for sticking around with my slower posting. I hope to get back on track next week with posts about my March goals, some crochet projects I have worked on while watching video lectures, and other bookish topics.
Today I’m joining with First Line Friday and sharing about a book that I am currently reading and enjoying! If you, like me, are a fan of Sarah Sundin’s well-researched and pleasantly presented Christian historical fiction, I think you’ll also enjoy this newer title from Kim Vogel Sawyer. I’m only a few chapters in but the style and content remind me a lot of Sundin. This is the first title I have read by Sawyer.
First Line Friday is a weekly linkup hosted at Hoarding Books. To participate, share the first line of a book of your choice, add the link to the linkup on the host’s page, and check out what others are reading and sharing!
The First Line:
During her three years as a student at the University of Kentucky, Addie had never been summoned to a dean’s office. Until today.
About the Book
Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer
Genre: Historical Christian Fiction (1940s Kentucky), Clean Romance
Synopsis (from Goodreads): During the Great Depression, Addie Cowherd dreams of being a novelist and offering readers the escape that books gave her during her tragic childhood. When her adoptive father loses his job, she is forced to leave college and take the only employment she can find–delivering books on horseback to poor coal mining families in the hills of Kentucky.
Emmett Tharp grew up in the tiny mountain hamlet where most men either work in the coal mine or run moonshine. He’s the first in the community to earn a college degree, and he has big dreams, but witnesses the Depression robbing many young men of their future.
Then someone sets out to sabotage the library program, going so far as to destroy Addie’s novel in progress. Will the saboteur chase Addie and the other librarians away, or will knowledge emerge victorious over prejudice? Is Emmett the local ally that Addie needs–and might their friendship lead to something more?
It is so much fun reading about the library and book programs from earlier days. The horseback librarians are somewhat a hot topic these days, and I love it!
I probably won’t have much time for fiction reading for a while, as I have a lot of assigned reading to take care of for school. What are you reading this weekend, Reader?
Until the next chapter,