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Dec 12, 2020maxxcat rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Took me a little while to get into it, but then it grabbed me and I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. Very well written and about a place and time I knew little about.
Nov 14, 2020EARRRRRR rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
It takes more than lost love to deter a fierce-spirited English wife in a Kentucky town to forget herself. As part of a traveling horse-back librarians, Alice befriends "dangerous" women, who accept Alice for who she is. A distant husband,…
Oct 30, 2020reedjc1 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this book. It is the story of a start-up library in rural Kentucky. The librarians are all female and ride horses into the mountains to deliver books to those who rarely come to town. Most of the characters are likable…
Oct 20, 2020Hillsboro_JenniFerg rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A phenomenal historical fiction that I highly recommend! Jojo Moyes writes so beautifully and the characters are so engaging!
Oct 17, 2020
Had never read Moyes before. A little romancey, but surprisingly interesting, good
Oct 12, 2020Trixie_reads rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I imagine listening to the audiobook made this more enjoyable for me than if I'd read this. It was more a romance than historical fiction, and I'm not a big romance fan. It was interesting, but had some "too good to be true" characters…
Oct 09, 2020JWC214 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This was a very enjoyable read. Not extraordinary but a good story. The plot was predictable and tied up neatly and quickly by the last sentence. The characters were pretty well drawn and a bit above a typical romance novel.
Oct 06, 2020
I don't usually read romances, but I enjoyed The Giver of Stars. It had interesting history in it and I enjoyed that the setting is one I don't know much about. I never knew about the pack horse library initiative and the book really shows…
Sep 20, 2020sgowens1 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
One of the best books that I've read in a long time. As I read it, I was oblivious to all else. I just love her books!
Sep 03, 2020beaches4evr rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Love this book! "harpreads" review (scroll down to July 9) says it very well. A subject I knew nothing about, strong women friendships, and triumph over adversity are a few reasons why this is a wonderful read!
Aug 08, 2020ianapoli rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed this book BUT. (1) poorly edited. Eucalyptus trees in northern Kentucky? don't think so.... (2) much more seriously, there are some strong indications that this book was heavily plagiarized from another author, less well…
Aug 07, 2020Athena48 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Loved this book! It’s a testament to the power of women, friendship & love in all its forms. Absolutely worth taking the time to read it!
Jul 30, 2020kristensalmon rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
One of my favorite books so far this year. Very immersive and a wonderful story.
Jul 25, 2020BeckyR21 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
An enjoyable read. I didn't know anything about the Packhorse Library - what a fantastic endeavour. Great characters, interesting plot. A bit slow at times, but overall a good read. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a quick and…
Jul 18, 2020grammycarol49 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Jojo has created memorable characters, fascinating historically based events, and stories of friendship and love overcoming intense odds. This story focused on the Book Women and cola mining in Kentucky.
Jul 15, 2020kleesiebels rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Held my interest with subject of WPA packhorse library, plot and characters and with some humor and poignant moments, but not impressively written.
Jul 13, 2020maipenrai rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This is my first JoJo Moyes novel. I had looked at other titles, but thought them to be more of the romance genre. This book grabbed my attention because I had not known about Eleanor Roosevelt's new traveling library program or the…
Jul 09, 2020harpreads rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I was a big fan of the Me Before You series she wrote and I enjoyed going to see her speak so I gave this one a try. The subject of the book was enough to hook me right from the start. It is a story about a group of horseback librarians in…
Jul 05, 2020Suereads_2 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Enjoyed this book immensely! The description of the small town life of Baileyville, Kentucky and the surrounding hills which the packhorse librarians traversed was well done. I felt at times I could 'see' the terrain in her writing. The…
Jun 22, 2020JCLKelseyR rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This was a fantastic story! Well written. Centered around brave women pioneering a Packhorse Library in the mountains of Kentucky. Old and new fans of Jojo Moyes will approve.
Jun 18, 20200Charlie rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This is a fictional work about Eleanor Roosevelt's program for traveling libraries in small-town Kentucky in the late 1930's. A team of women (the Packhorse Librarians) use horses and mules to carry books to isolated mountain dwellers,…
Jun 17, 2020peacebenow rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A story about an English girl who marries a Kentucky man, Bennett. Alice's family seems to think she is quirky and so does her new married family. However she finds her groove in delivering books to isolated families in the Kentucky…
Jun 06, 2020Suellen1111 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I loved this book. Well written, a great storyline, beautiful characterizations, a tender love interest. Wonderful, beginning to end.
Apr 02, 2020squirrelee rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Five stars all the way! I absolutely loved this book and all the characters!! So good, I didn't want it to end.
Mar 27, 2020strangerthanfiction rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Absolutely delightful. I chose this book from a list of suggested book club titles. I highly recommend the audiobook version, as the narrator does a fantastic job with the pacing and voices. The characters and plot reminded me of books…