The Four Winds
For me the best kind of books are those that make me forget who I am and where I am. It is as if I am part of that story. In fact, I am the story. Weeping for what is about to happen to the characters. And sometimes I feel I am one of those characters or all of them. Thrown into the sea of loneliness, pain, love, death and myriads of other emotions that could only be found in books that make space in your heart, never to be forgotten. Kristin Hannah’s The Four Winds is one of those.
This is a story of a woman, who has to make a choice to leave her farm, the only place where she found the love of a family, a home or stay and risk her son’s life to the raging dust storms (Dust Bowl Era).
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A choice that throws Elsa and her two kids Loreda and Ants into a different path, a different dimension of life wrought with poverty, hunger, diseases and death. And I was thrown along with them, not knowing what lay ahead…
Oof! every turn of page had me in tears. Oh the pain and tears were a constant companion whilst reading The Four Winds. I was glued and unglued the entire time
What was most striking about the story was the mother-daughter relationship of Elsa and Loreda. A relationship that defined the story from their own perspective. I also loved the camaraderie between Elsa and her Mother-in-Law Rose.
What I have come to surmise after reading the book is that despite many hardships, the only thing that stands in the end is love. And love spells hope and despair. I highly recommend this historical fiction to those who would love to explore relationships.
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