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.
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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.
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”
Just started this book. Hoping it gets better. It’s not particularly engrossing so far.
I am really enjoying it.
I loved The Four Winds! I read Firefly Lane a few years ago, and recently got hooked on the Netflix show. Hope there is another season!
Enjoy your beach time.
I read Firefly Lane so long ago – I will have to look when that one came out!
Enjoy your time away. Mine is coming to a close and I am not looking forward to going back to COLD. Oh well. Loved Firefly Lane in print and on Netflix. Hope it is renewed. The Four Winds is waiting for me back at home.
Nice! Enjoy your time 😉
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.
We are having a good time 😉 It’s nice to just hang out with friends.
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!
I am flying through the book – was hoping to finish today but we went exploring so maybe tomorrow 😉
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.
Its been a while since I have read one of her books and it’s been fun to jump into this one.
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.
We are enjoying Alabama – it is a beautiful area. Yes you must read a Kristin Higgins 🙂
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.
I sure enjoyed this post. I’ve read several Kristin Hannah bookstand, yes, I’ve seen Firefly and loved it!