My rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
About the Book:
Christian Historical Novel based on a true story.
Sibyl, a wealthy banker’s daughter, meets a penniless hobo with the bluest eyes she’s ever seen. He finds work, and she finds she can’t keep away from the kindhearted man. But choosing him means betraying her father, his Socialists beliefs, and the plans he’s made for her life. This relationship begins a spiritual journey she never expected. As the Great Depression worsens, Sibyl has to choose–security or love?
This book was a fantastic read. It was so rich in its setting and history – and I am impressed that it was based on a true story and held to the true facts so well!
As I said, the setting was just fantastic – I so enjoyed reading a book in the 1930’s. I’ve been intrigued by that time period since I was young. This book was like a mature version of “American Girl Kit Kittredge” which I adored. ^.^ You can imagine my delight in this book then – more suited to my age, and so interesting.
It had a lot of depth, and the characters were so realistic it was amazing. The author did a fantastic job in making them really come to life.
This wasn’t an easy book – there was so much hardship, and so much pain. And oh how I disliked a certain character’s constant actions! I won’t say who, but if you read this book I’m sure you’ll understand.
Sybil Trimble was easy to relate to. And I loved her caring heart, and desire to help the poor.
And “her hobo”! From the first encounter, I loved him too! I loved them. Each of their encounters were much-waited-for and savoured. I loved his absolutely selfless behaviour and patience for Sybil, and others too. His family were really all quite remarkable.
The message of faith was great as well – very real and down-to-earth, but meaningful too.
I was just impressed with the whole book. :)
There were a couple of typos and errors, and one paragraph repeated itself, but those are easy to overlook, in my opinion. It doesn’t subtract from the story.
Definitely looking forward to the next book in this series!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.