Thursday, December 31, 2015

Review: Carry Me Home

Have you heard about Dorothy Adamek? She's a new author!

Her first book is Carry Me Home about a daughter who sets sail for Australia with her father to make a new life for themselves. Her father seeks the new climate for his health, while Finella is set to marry a preacher in a foreign land. Moving from England to Australia is a shock, but Finella weathers the storms of tragedy. The trials of life bring her closer to the Lord and closer to the people in the "new" land of Australia.

I want to start off with something flippant like "it's a fun book, you should read it!", but it's more than just a "fun" read. It's a great story full of depth. I enjoyed Dorothy's turn a phrase and picture images to describe scenes and people. For example, she wrote "Her heart ruffled like a wind torn sail, held, yet ripped." to describe a moment in Finella's life. How beautiful and relevant when she's sailed across the world!

The story weaves together very well. The main characters are Finella and Shadrach. Other family members influence their lives and help to change their lives together. This is the first book in a new series and I cannot wait to hear more from Dorothy Adamek! Her next book is called Carry Me Away.

Time Period: 1875
Location: Phillip Island, Australia

Reviewed from a complimentary copy. Thank you, RelzReviewz and Dorothy Adamek!

Title: Carry Me Home
Series: Book 1, Blue Wren Shallows
Author: Dorothy Adamek
Release Day: December 1, 2015
ISBN: 9780994457202

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