1. The Librarian of Boone's Hollow: A Novel
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    Kim Vogel Sawyer
    Waterbrook Press / 2020 / Trade Paperback
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    5 out of 5 stars for The Librarian of Boone's Hollow: A Novel. View reviews of this product. 27 Reviews
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  1. ConnieR
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    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great multi-layered story
    May 27, 2021
    ConnieR
    ME
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    What a fascinating story! There are so many great characters in this book, and so many layers to the plot line. Literacy, prejudice, poverty, humility, faith and grace are just some of the tags that could be put on here!!! I was spellbound from the first page to the last!!
  2. Faye
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Enjoyable
    March 19, 2021
    Faye
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Adelaide Cowherd is forced to leave college just shy of finals, due to her father losing his job and financial struggles linked to the Great Depression.She takes a job as a packhorse librarian in Boone's Hollow, working with the WPA.

    Emmett Tharp returns to Boone's Hollow with a college degree. But fitting back in a mining town proves difficult, even within his own family.

    An entertaining read, set in 1936 during the Depression. I admired Addie for her never give up attitude and how she always tries to meet every prejudice with kindness.

    I enjoyed getting to know the 4 main characters throughout, Bettina probably stands out as one of the most interesting. One minute I wanted to hug her and the next I wanted to give her a good talking to, I ached for her trapped in a situation not of her own doing and looking for escape. Nanny Fay is a sage woman, walking closely with the Lord, and I loved her heart for others, even when they had shown her nothing but unkindness in return. Emmett is hardworking and intelligent, he wants to contribute to his family, I liked that he was never ashamed of his humble beginnings.

    Overall, this was a enjoyable read, with one of my very favorite settings the hard scrabble mountains of Appalachia during the 1930's. It had endearing characters trying to navigate live in the unforgiving mountains, though I wished that we had gotten to know more members of the community and explored more of their personal challenges. Another wonderful novel by Kim Vogel Sawyer!

    I received a complimentary ecopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
  3. KavR
    Canada
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Spellbinding
    October 27, 2020
    KavR
    Canada
    Gender: female
    Kim Vogel Sawyer always casts her storytelling spell on me by the end of the first page. I feel all the tension in me unravel as I sink deeper into my chair and breathe in the essence of story in it's purist form. I become totally oblivious to my world as I immerse myself in a fictional one. And, oh my, but The Librarian of Boone's Hollow held me in swoony delight right to the end.

    First off, love the Depression Era time period. I'm not sure why I am so drawn to this type of story -- maybe because the desperation of the times sharpens both the good and bad in humanity. Maybe because the simplicity of the era tugs at a yearning deep inside of me. Or maybe because the warmth of hearth and home portrayed in the TV series The Waltons has forever skewed my perception of the 1930s. :-)

    And -- hellllloooo -- a book about librarians on horseback?! Full of quotes about the wonders books can bring. The hope. The encouragement. The possibilities. Truly a bibliophile's dream!

    Then there's the richly layered plot full of complex characters to love (and hate!) I felt everything right along with them thanks to Sawyer's wordsmithing magic.

    And, yes, there is a faith thread, though I'd call it more of an inspirational immersion which brings so much depth to an already moving read. Redemption and grace come alive through these characters' stories.

    The kind of novel you want to take your time with so you can savor the experience.

  4. Norma
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Librarian of Boone's Hollow
    October 21, 2020
    Norma
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Another great book from Kim Vogel Sawyer! I loved the characters and the story!
  5. TammyK
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Sweet Story!
    October 6, 2020
    TammyK
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I truly enjoyed this story. I found myself thinking about it even after I'd finished reading it.

    The characters were well developed and the story line itself pulled you in page by page. There were a couple twists that made the story that much more intriguing. The scenes were painted so well that there was no problem visualizing the town, the house, the library, the woods.

    I highly recommend this book.

    Disclaimer: I received a print copy of this book from the publisher with no expectation in return. The words and opinions above are my own.
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