Blackberry Days of Summer

13092531Let me just get right down to it: I loved this book! It is one of the best historical fiction novels I’ve read this year. The writing is great and the story is easy to follow.

Here’s a quick rundown: Carrie’s daddy is dead, and it doesn’t take long for the slick, womanizing Herman Camm to step in and become her new step-father. Camm is far from the man Carrie’s daddy was, but her mom doesn’t seem to think so. Carrie goes through many life changes and surprises, but is determined to make survive Herman and make it out of her small town.

I read the follow-up immediately after, An Elderberry Fall, which was released this year. I thought that book was ok, not as good as Blackberry Days of Summer, but readers watch Carrie grow into a woman after her own desires. Considering the way that AEF ends, there must be a part three. At least I hope so!

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