[[ Reading ]] ➶ All the Forgivenesses Author Elizabeth Hardinger – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk

All the Forgivenesses BOOKS All The Forgivenesses Elizabeth Hardinger Gasengineersinglasgow.co.uk Set In Appalachia And The Midwest At The Turn Of The Twentieth Century, This Exquisite Debut Novel Paints An Intimately Rendered Portrait Of One Resilient Farm Family S Challenges And Hard Won Triumphs Helmed By An Unforgettable HeroineGrowing Up On Their Hardscrabble Farm In Rural Kentucky, Fifteen Year Old Albertina Bertie Winslow Has Learned A Lot From Her Mama, Polly She Knows How To Lance A Boil, Make A Pie Crust, Butcher A Pig, And Tend To Every Chore That Needs Doing What She Doesn T Know, But Is Forced To Reckon With All Too Soon, Is How To Look After Children As A Mother Should When Polly Succumbs To A Long Illness, Bertie Takes On Responsibility For Her Four Younger Siblings And Their Dissolute, Unreliable Daddy Yet No Matter How Hard She Tries To Hold The Family Together, The Task Is Overwhelming Nine Year Old Dacia, Especially, Is Resentful And Stubborn, Hinting At Secrets In Their Mama S Life Finally, Bertie Makes The Only Choice She Can Breaking Up The Family For Its Own Survival, Keeping The Girls With Her, Sending The Boys Off To Their Grown Brothers, Long Gone From Home.Ever Pragmatic, Bertie Marries Young, Grateful To Find A Husband Willing To Take On The Care Of Her Sisters, And Eventually Moves To The Oil Fields Of Kansas But Marriage Alone Cannot Resolve The Grief And Guilt She Carries Over A Long Ago Tragedy, Or Prepare Her For The Heartaches Still To Come Only By Confronting Wrenching Truths Can She Open Herself To Joy And Learn How To Not Only Give, But Receive, Unfettered Love.Inspired By Stories Told By The Author S Mother And Aunts, All The Forgivenesses Is As Authentic As It Is Lyrical A Captivating Novel Of Family Loyalty, Redemption, And Resilience.

10 thoughts on “All the Forgivenesses

  1. says:

    Disclosure I received this book for free from Goodreads

    I m undecided on stars to award as of yet, so I ll come back to that For most of this book, I was well into it while I was reading When I d put the book down here there mid read however, I found that I wasn t exactly itching to get back to it, nor did I find myself thinking about the story or characters while I was away from it That doesn t mean it was hard to pick back up though, once opened again, I easily read for hours w o problem As such, I got through this book fairly quickly, without any real issues

    With a bit of distance post read, I can easily say that if you read enjoyed Gap Creek by Robert Morgan, this book should be up your alley Both MC s are doing what must be done to get by the best they can during difficult times The tales are well told enough to be engaging reads..but both books left me w o any real sense of resolution In this particular tale the protagonist does finally reach a point of long deferred personal growth She d been so focused on necessarily handling immediate needs there hadn t really been much space in her life for self reflection When this point arrived, unfortunately, I found it to be underwhelming.

    I m not saying the book was bad, but I m not saying it was amazing It was well written The environments were clearly expressed, the characters were true This author has definite skill, I can t complain about her abilities or her style I think what ...

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    I received this book several weeks ago when I won it through Goodreads It is due to be published on 8 27 19 The story was inspired by the author s family It was concise, well written, and believable It was not a book you could skim through to glean the main plot of the story Every single wood was necessary and begged to be read The writing was rich with the vernacular of the region, which was set in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky The plot was simple It was the life of a young, poor girl named Bertie It was the story of her difficult life growing up in an abusive home surrounded by several mentally unstable people Initially, hers was a life of great sadness and vast poverty But as she grew up, Bertie grew to be a strong, smart, capable women It was the story of the life of a woman any woman Life is dealing with the hand you are dealt and dealing with it to learn and grow as a per...

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    This is a beautiful novel, rich with emotion Bertie s voice is true, real, and compelling throughout I was honored to receive an Author Review Copy of the book Each evening, I longed to dive back in this story and the lives that wrapped around me Elizabeth Hardinger has opened a window into lives past that I would not have otherwise imagined or related to, and am glad to have done so All the Forgivenesses is a book that will stay with you as you ...

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    A giveaway from Goodreads Many thanks I thoroughly enjoyed this book Bertie, the main character, was a strong young lady from appalachia From the death of her mother to an early marriage we followed Bertie to the...

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    The story of Bertie draws you into her life from the first page and never lets you go It runs the gamet of emotions I hope there is going to be a sequel to this one Great debut novel for Elizabeth Hardinger.

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    Lucky to read an ARC copy ,This story weaves though a young woman s Bertie life her family time place 1900 , Kentucky Midwest where childhood was short and responsibly was long.Maybe be my favorite recommendations for 2019.Thank you Elisabeth Hardinger

  7. says:

    I didn t like the writing style or most of the characters There was some cussing and the story was not a happy one or anything I felt drawn to keep reading.

  8. says:

    From a period earlier than Walker Evans and the other depression photographers, but a story filled with the pain, and exhaustion of these photos but also resourcefulness, love and redemption.

  9. says:

    Excellent book, very well written Enjoyed it a lot Highly recommend.

  10. says:

    Will be looking for from this writer Loved it

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