10/18/12

Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy

Dust Bowl Dreams

 Henry Mink feels like the weight of the world is on his shoulders.  Between the drought and the depression his family is barely hanging on.  And now the bank is calling in the note on the farm.  He needs to do something to get money and fast. But there are no jobs to be found.  So Henry decides to rob a bank.  His sweetheart school teacher, Mamie, doesn't approve and neither does his kid brother, Eddie.  But Henry feels that he is out of options. Everything goes as planned and Henry's bank robbery is a success.  He and Mamie get engaged and start planning a future together.  He is able to pay off the loan on the house but other troubles seem to pop up every day and the money is running out quickly.  The only thing to do is for him to rob another bank.  His desperate attempt will either secure his families future or destroy it forever.  Now all Henry needs is a miracle

Review:   This book was a bit of a surprise for me, as I usually don't like books based in this era.  But the author was able to pull me into this story and I found myself really enjoying it.  The story is a good one that had me caring about what happened with this family and Henry's relationship with Mamie.  There is a good amount of descriptive writing in here and I am usually not one for that but it wasn't annoying as it can sometimes be, since it was more about how Henry was seeing things than it was about just describing the areas that he visited.  So I feel like it was important to the story.  All in all this was a good read that made me feel uplifted in the strength of love.
Theresa F

1 comment:

  1. Great review Julie. I've read one or two historicals lately and this one sound interesting. Thanks.

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