Thursday, June 22, 2017

Book Review: The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee

by Talya Tate Boerner




A partial synopsis from Good Reads:  Ten-year-old Gracie Lee knows a few things. She knows which trees are best for climbing. She knows how to walk through the hallway without making a sound on the hardwood floor. She knows if Daddy's crop gets one more drop of rain, the whole family will pay the price.

My thoughts:  What a wonderful novel!  I've been thinking about this story ever since finishing, hoping there will be a series!  So, the book begins when Gracie is 10 and ends when she is 12.  This young lady is curious and intelligent, caring and kind, protective and brave.  Her home is a farm located in the Arkansas Delta and part of it once belonged to Johnny Cash.  Gracie Lee thinks her life is boring as she brings the reader along with her to school, church camp and the house she thinks is empty just down the road.  Challenges arise though, and I admire her courage as she finds ways to either survive or stand her ground without being hurtful.


Here's a favorite quote from page 243 of the book:  "I decided right then and there that preachers were like weathermen.  The liked to talk and make predictions, but everything boiled down to nothing more than a guess.  No one knew what would happen tomorrow."

What have you been reading?

I received this book in exchange for my review. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

;-)  -Marci

19 comments:

  1. Sounds really good.I love to read, have been trying to extend my reading beyond my usual comfort zone, will look for this book. Have great weekend

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  2. This sounds like a nice story. I'm reading the history of the US's first ladies and their perception of their roles in the White House.

    Have a good summer reading.

    Linda

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  3. Very nice review! I love reading books based on times past in the USA. It allows me to understand the way my mother and grandmother grew up. So many things have changed, even in the past 20 years! This book about Gracie seems to have an "Anne of Green Gables" feel to it!

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  4. I love to read and am always looking for something new to read. This sounds like a good read.

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  5. This one sounds interesting. I'm not reading anything at the moment. I shared your post.

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    1. Thank you Marci for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.

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  6. Sounds like a wonderful story for 10 years old on up. Young girls would especially enjoy reading about her adventures and how she handles life problems.

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  7. Sounds like a good book. Reading is so much fun!!

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  8. What an interesting book! I'm putting this on my list to get for late Summer reading. Thank you for sharing at Make it Pretty Monday! Have a happy week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  9. I've never heard of this book, but it sounds really good! Happy to have found your blog today! (I came over from the Blended Blog book review linkup.) ❤

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  10. Thank you for sharing this book with us, Marci. It sounds like a good one to add to my pile!
    #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

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  11. Sounds like my kind of book Marci so I will be looking out for it. Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty I have shared on social media. Have a great week and see you at next week’s link up! Sue from Sizzling Towards Sixty & Beyond
    http://www.sizzlingtowardssixty.com.au

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  12. Thanks for the book recommendation on #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I'm definitely adding this to my reading list.

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  13. Sounds like a good book! Thank you for sharing at ‪#BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty‬.‬

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  14. Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty!

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  15. Thank you for reviewing my book! I'm so happy you enjoyed it!

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  16. Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’m sharing your link on social media.
    Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi

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  17. I thought your favorite quote was great! The book sounds interesting, thank you for sharing it at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty!

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