Format: Trade Paperback
Fiction - Historical
Wow, this book was not a fun one to read. I read a lot of Christian fiction but did not find this book enjoyable. This is a story based on the life of Hulda Klager. She is a German Immigrant. The story started off very interesting. It was talking about her love to hybridize plants and make them more to her liking. Her first goal was to make an apple that was crisp, but easy to peel. It took years but she achieved it. The thing that really turned me off from this book was that she never stops talking about the flowers. No matter what is going on in the story. People may have died. She might have gone through a flood. She may have a daughter who lost a loved one. It did not matter her whole life was revolved around her flowers. Mostly her lilacs. It got to the point that I was rolling my eyes, thinking seriously.
There are may sad things that happens to this woman. I realize that this was based off of someones life, but I did not find it enjoyable. I can not believe someone would really wrap there entire lives around propagating flowers.
I also did not enjoy the jumping around in the story. It made no sense how the characters were going to come together. Yes they do come together but by that time you really don't remember all the details.
I literally had to force myself to sit down and read this book. I really would not recommend it to anyone. Unless you are really into flowers, specifically lilacs and propagating. Other than that it was not an enjoyable read.
I give this book 1 star. This book was given to me as a gift from Waterblook Multnomah Publications. I have not been paid to give this review.
Juvenile Fiction - Religious - Christian - Fantasy
Fiction - Christian - General