Morning Meanderings… Reading In Alabama

Hey all. Yes, I have an accent now.
Spending this week on vacation in Alabama with friends, a little beach, some tasty food, and great reads. At this time I am about half way through the new Kristen Hannah book, The Four Winds.
It is sooooooo good.
If you have read Kristen Hannah before ( The Nightingale, Firefly Lane, Winter Garden, True Colors…) I would say this is in her top books. If you have not read her before, this would be a great place to start.

The Four Winds takes readers to the Dust Bowl, where Elsa Martinelli lives with her in-laws, drunk husband, and two young children. Struggling to survive in every way—physically, mentally, and emotionally—Elsa must make hard choices for the sake and well-being of her children. Should her family stay and try to survive the drought or head west to California, where word of work, sun, and prosperity seem like the Promiseland? Spanning two decades, The Four Winds is a portrait of the grit, courage and sacrifices made by ordinary people trying to achieve the American Dream.

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The weather has been cooler but nice. Low 60’s a little cooler than we are used to when we vacation, however time with friends… and we are out of the snow… no complaints here. I do not get a lot of time to just sit and enjoy a good book when I am home so this is a time to sit in a deck chair and do just that – and that… is where I am going now.

If you have read Kristen Hannan, what have you read? Have you watched Firefly Lane on Netflix? When the Nightingale Movie comes out do you plan to see it?

16 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… Reading In Alabama

  1. I have not read Hannah at all but I am tempted with this one.

    I saw your lovely vacation pics on FB and I must say, I am sorry it was a little chilly for you but you certainly made the most of it.

  2. What a lovely picture! I hope you’re enjoying your time with your friends. And you’re enjoying The Four Winds. I have this book in my pile, and have it queued for March. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on this book.

    Have a great week!

  3. I have read The Great Alone and The Nightingale, both of which I loved. I have this one my TBR shelf and am really looking forward to it.

  4. I love the Alabama beaches! My dad has a house in Fort Morgan and I love the quietness of it. I didn’t realize Firefly Lane was on Netflix! Somehow I have never read a Kristin Hannah book and I really need to fix that.

  5. I absolutely loved The Four Winds. What a powerful story! My all time favorite book of Kristin’s was Firefly Lane, so I have yet to watch the Netflix series (afraid I will be disappointed). Four Winds has definitely tied Firefly Lane for my favorite Kristin Hannah books.

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