Saturday, January 6, 2018

A Song of Home

A Song of Home is the third novel in the Pearl Spence series In this novel we find Pearl living in Bliss with her father and Ray, leaving the thoughts of Red River Oklahoma and her mama far behind her.  

Pearl settles into a new routine of school, helping Aunt Carrie at the farm, hanging out with Ray or getting lost in a good book and then Opal shows her how to dance.  But things change when Mama comes home unexpectedly and pregnant!  It isn’t the happy return that Pearl had wished for.  

This is a delightful story of the great depression and the swing era.   In this novel deals with a  couple of issues; one is forgiveness and the other is the racial conflict that was happening at that time. 

This book teaches us to reach out with love and to treat others as we would want to be treated;  whether we are poor, the color of our skin or the choices we have made in life.

The author has an ability to bring the characters to life and make you feel like you are right there amongst the characters.   Ms. Finkbeiner has done a brilliant job bringing the characters to life.  I love how she writes the story through Pearl's eyes and makes us realize that our actions have consequences, our children watch what we do and how we react.

A very good book and a great ending to this series.  This novel can be read alone by itself, but I highly recommend that the whole series be read.

I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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