Saturday, October 21, 2023

Shannon's Review - The Children's Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin

Title: The Children’s Blizzard
Series: No
Author: Melanie Benjamin
Illustrator/Book Cover Design: Barbara M. Bachman
Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, American History Fiction,
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Received: Purchased
Release Date: January 2021
Pages: 355

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Shannon’s Thoughts:

On an unusual day in the Dakota territories in January of 1888 a blizzard strikes. Two teenage sisters who are also school teachers in different towns are tested beyond their measures to keep their students safe. One will succeed and one does not. Another young woman, a servant, hopes for love to reign in the disaster. All based on a sad true story that has betrayal, death, and hope.

I love Melanie Benjamin's historical fiction because she seems to be able to jump into each character’s mind so easily. The characters' emotions feel true and their reactions to things that happen just make sense.

This book did jump around to the 3 or 4 characters often. I did get confused about which sister was which. I think that is just me. I have horrible short-term memory and names don’t stick in my head.

I will continue to read Mrs. Benjamin’s books because I love them. She has a new one called California Golden either out now or soon. I look forward to it and future releases.

1 comment:

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