Thursday, July 13, 2017

BLOG TOUR w/ GIVEAWAY: The Song of Copper Creek by Kristen McKendry


ABOUT THE BOOK

It's been more than a year since she lost her family—a tragedy that has left Grace Whitaker a shadow of her former self. Unable to move on surrounded by so many memories, she makes the desperate decision to return to her childhood home in Port Dover, Ontario, Canada. There she hopes to salvage the broken pieces of her life—but what she finds is the promise of peace and healing in an unlikely place.

Copper Creek Farm is part of a Canadian historical museum, offering glimpses into nineteenth-century pioneer life. Yet the farm offers much more than that—it is a place of second chances. For Grace, the opportunity to work the land alongside the loving Whelan family is the first step toward healing. But she isn't the only broken soul seeking hope on the farm. Grace is joined by a young man in trouble with the law, as well as the Whelans' son and grandchildren, who are struggling through their own heartbreak. Together, these survivors discover the strength that can be found in friendship. But when faced with the uncertainty of the future, will they have the courage to move beyond the past to forge new lives for themselves?

REVIEW

I really did not expect to love this one as much as I did.  But I fell in love with the characters immediately and read the book in one sitting.  Grace is a very sympathetic character as she struggles to find a new life for herself after losing her entire family in the blink of an eye.  She comes to Copper Creek Pioneer Village in search of a respite and a chance to learn to breathe again.  She finds so much more than that.  She finds a new home and a new adopted family.  While no one can replace the family she lost, she can't help learning to love the Whelans and their grandchildren.  And as she learns to farm, she also learns the value of hard work and the healing that can be found in working in the soil.  Surprises come as she once again opens herself up to friends, and to helping the Whelan's grandchildren deal with a loss of their own.  I also found the describes of carding of wool and planting remarkably interesting.  There were even moments of humor as well in addition to the possibility of a new love interest.  But the focus here is on finding healing and Grace stepping forward into a future different than what she had planned.  Highly recommended.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the kind review of my book! I'm glad you enjoyed it, and I appreciate you taking the time to blog about it. All the best, Kristen

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