The Beautiful American by Marilyn Holdsworth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Layers and layers of emotion takes the reader on a journey between past and present. You are introduced to Abby who obviously has a longing to be loved and needed; then you have the dramatic war-torn love story that will leave you teary-eyed. Marilyn has put a lot of work into describing each historical element and incident, this was my favourite part of the book.
We now take so many things for granted, and find it hard to believe at some point, this was how people lived. On a personal note, I started reading this book a few weekends ago when we had a thunderstorm and we were left without electricity for more than a week. There were bits that I almost felt like Abby.
Essentially, I think the book draws comparisons to the simplicities and complexities of relationships then and now. Does chivalry still exist? Has passion become a trend? There's more to the story than meets the eye and I say it's best for you to dive in with an open mind and a willing heart. You won't regret it.
Would I recommend this read? Oh yes, definitely.
Offensive content?: Between PG to PG13
Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author. I did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was I obliged to write a positive one.
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