Ebook Overview: I WILL SEND RAIN (⭐⭐⭐⭐) by Rae Meadows
Style: Historic Fiction
Samuel, a farmer, and his household (spouse Annie, teen daughter Birdie, and eight yr outdated son Fred) wrestle to eek out an existence in the course of the Nice American Mud Bowl tragedy of the 1920s. Will their household survive this period intact? What toll will the shortage of rain tackle their household?
For the reason that premise jogged my memory of The Worst Onerous Time: The Untold Story of These Who Survived the Nice American Mud Bowl (four stars) by Timothy Egan, I used to be excited to learn it and be taught extra in regards to the Mud Bowl and the Nice Melancholy. I’ve additionally not too long ago learn The 4 Winds by Kristin Hannah (3.5 stars) however didn’t like it as a result of it was miserable as hell, lacked hope, and the ending was melodramatic.
Though Rain was bleak, miserable, and unhappy (true to the occasions and state of affairs), I favored it higher than Winds as a result of there have been additionally a few fascinating plotlines unrelated to the mud, in addition to rays of hope woven all through, particularly on the finish. Moreover, there was a “life should go on” mentality in addition to the promise of recent life. After studying three books in regards to the Mud Bowl, I am fairly positive I’ve reached my quota on that unhappy time in American historical past. 😉
Location: Mulehead, Oklahoma
I obtained a duplicate of this ebook in a giveaway from @suzyapprovedbookreviews. All opinions are my very own.