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I had great expectations for this book when I picked it up. The cover is stunn…

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📚 👩🏻‍🦰 I had great expectations for this book when I picked it up. The cover is stunning, the premises seemed great and everyone is hyping about it so much.

This is historical fiction book and wonderful tribute to Kentucky Pack Horse Librarians. The idea of travelling library and impact on people lives in rural areas is extremely interesting.

Unfortunately my main problem with this book was not grasping the right time period. My imagination failed on me and I was constantly picturing in my head way older times than 1930s -1940s. So every time anything modern was mentioned (for example a car or a phone) I was instantly confused.

Also it began quite in slow pace and it was hard for me to hold attention for long time. It got better in a second half of a book and I actually enjoyed a little bit of romance going on towards the end.

Overall this book taught me something new as I have never knew such travelling library existed and I am glad I have read it.

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5 thoughts on “I had great expectations for this book when I picked it up. The cover is stunn…

  1. I had EXACTLY this issue! I finished it only last night. And I kept imagining they were looking at 1880s or 1890s, not 1930s! Thay said, I learned that little bit of history that I hadn’t known about the packhorse librarians. But I struggled to stay gripped, certainly around the midsection.

  2. I like your cover for this better than mine! I had similar feelings about this book. It was an enjoyable read but nothing about it blew me away

  3. There’s a much better book about the same area, time period and people that was written slightly before this that caused some controversy of possible plagiarism on Moyes part. The book is called The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. I really recommend it over the Giver of Stars

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