Was it a good book? Many of the book club members enjoyed this book for the way it was written and for the research that was poured into it. For me, I loved the fact that the author took a simple everyday story about a man discovering his past and filled it with historical and cultural elements that so many of us know so little about.
Would you recommend it? Absolutely. For anyone who likes historical fiction, this book is a must read. I must also stress that this book is centred on the personal journey of one man who grows and changes from the information he receives so you can expect a lot of drama which makes the book even more interesting.
What did you like about it? The first thing that made me fall in love with Preston's story was the writing. It's soft and gentle amidst sharing painful truths about the past. The other thing I liked about the book was the setting. Each scene was located against a backdrop that had you learning something new while providing readers with a sense of mystery about what else Preston was going to learn about his father.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.