Where did I find it: originally on the Apple Books app. I began reading but wanted to listen to it also. It’s not an audio book, but if I downloaded it on Amazon, I could listen with with Alexa. I find that switching between listening and reading works well for me. It is always better to download the audio book if it has one, as you get a proper narrator.
What I liked: initially, the cover. It’s beautiful and vibrant. Also, how the story focused on kindness and helping people. Eliza was a great character, a strong feisty woman who fought her corner, something she needed to do often. She never thought she’d marry and because she had been a prostitute in a former life. Attracted to John, who also liked her, she had to keep her past a secret. The view point moved between Eliza and John and what was interesting was that a John was born mute,
What I didn’t like: how frustrating it must have been to live in that time and not be able to talk. Especially since it wasn’t unusual for people not to be able to read and write. Most thought John’s disability was of his mind too, except John was a smart man with thoughts and feeling like everyone else, he just couldn’t convey it.
Overall: This is superb book, which I thoroughly loved. The story line is of kindness and supporting each other. Goodness outshines badness, but of course, life is not always like that. Evil men and bad situations make their appearance, but the onus is on the people in the town who care for each other. I loved the characters who made this book special. It made me glow, and I think it will appeal to readers who enjoy a feel-good story.
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