by Jojo Moyes
A story of strong women in difficult times
The English Alice marries Bennet, a man from Kentucky, on a whim, and finds herself in an unknown society where nothing is the same as in the England she came from. But then she joins the packhorse librarians to bring books to the most remote homes in the mountains. Soon Alice feels much at home with her new friends, more than at her own home where she lives with her husband and her father-in-law. The plot is full of twists and turns, but it never fails to show the strength of the women.
I loved this book! From the get-go I was so involved in Alice’s life and I cheered for her and the other women throughout the entire book. It’s a story of love, hate, shame and victory. Every turn of events led me to want to read more! I loved how the characters came to life in my head through Moyes’ description of them. The same goes for the scenery described in the book. What I liked most about this story are the women that never gave up. Whether people tried to take down the library, or the women themselves, they always stood their ground and came up for their own rights. The women made me feel hope. On the other hand, some of the men made me feel really annoyed. It was a rollercoaster ride of thoughts and feelings and I wouldn’t have wanted to miss it! I have set my mind on reading more of Jojo’s books for sure.