About this book:
I’m not sure how but this book got lost in my To Be Read (TBR) pile after winning a Goodreads (GR) giveaway. I have usually put GR books at the top of my pile as they are books that I have sought out for my personal reading. Whatever the reason, I thank my book fairy (usually my husband) for finding this misplaced gem.
The Mapmaker’s Children hit all the right notes for me. I hereby name it my favorite book I have read this year (and the last few years, too.) I laughed out loud in all the right places, smiled to myself when it was sweet, and cried more than once with emotions a little too large to even attempt to hold in.
Split between Civil War era and present day, readers are ushered into the world of two women trying to find themselves in a world that seems crazy at times. While society may seem to demand they each follow a predetermined path, both Sarah in 1860’s and Eden in 2014 have to learn to forge their own way. I hope that I can say they same when I look back in my golden years.
What made me love this book is that both women were real; with flaws and ambitions that both helped and hindered them. Their lives were not free of tragedy nor were they lacking joy.
I could probably use this very generic review on a dozen different books but I find myself tight lipped with details. If I explain some of the story, I fear I will rob you of its joy of reading. A sin I never wish to commit. I will keep it brief but strong in my recommendation this is a book I could read twice and walk away with different insights into my own life. If you’ve put it aside for later, dig this out of your TBR pile. You won’t be disappointed. I was truly delighted and couldn’t put it down. Enjoy!
I received a free copy but voluntarily reviewed.