It’s been a while since I’ve found a GOOD enough one to download. I’ve been reading Ken Follett’s Fall of Giants in hard back as my night time reading when I’m home –and kindle has been going with me on flying trips because Fall of Giants is so HUGE.
I’m loving the characters in this book –and I love Ken Follett’s writing style. I loved PIllars of the Earth, and World without End ---and this one is really proving to be a good read. I like being familiar enough with certain authors that settling into their “style” is like snuggling into a comfy space and listening to an old friend I haven’t talked to in a while!
I’m hoping this free book will have the same kind of feel – a drama that will suck me in and hold me tight. Don’t let the title fool ya! At first glance, I didn’t even look at it because it had the word NAKED ---but I’m glad I read farther!
From the Back Cover
"Bonnie Turner's Face the Winter Naked is a beautifully written tale of strength, hope, love, and despair. Within the pages of this book, the era of the Great Depression unfolds into sharply focused reality, and the people who were impacted the most by that time of financial desperation come to life. Ms. Turner is an excellent storyteller, and I found myself completely immersed in her narrative
Face the Winter Naked by Bonnie Turner is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 54 customer reviews.
Category: Historical Fiction
Daniel Tomelin, a battle-worn veteran haunted by the carnage of the First World War, deserts his family in the Great Depression and goes on the road to seek relief from his soul-shaking trauma. He’s too proud to return and face his loving wife without a job, but LaDaisy is determined to care for their family alone, if that’s what it takes. After leaving his loved ones to cope with a hell he helped create, does Daniel dare show his face again? Sometimes LaDaisy feels like killing him.
FACE THE WINTER NAKED is a story for today’s struggling economy and unemployed citizens, set in a tragic era when hope was sometimes all they had.
Bonnie Turner’s Face the Winter Naked is set during the Great Depression, but her story encompasses issues that reach far beyond that era and know no time constraints”war. Political strife. Economic collapse. Environmental catastrophe. Division of families. Cruelty and oppression. Poverty, inequity, and all the faces of prejudice. But it is also about love. And faith. And strength. And hope, forgiveness, and perseverance.
Face the Winter Naked provides an engrossing read in which Turner interweaves history, geography, and a compelling love story. More than that, it is a story that looks beyond the surface, delving into the inner workings of the human mind a powerful narrative that illuminates larger issues of humanity that are timeless and volatile and just as apropos today as decades ago.
And with that I’m off to go ship some quilts via FedEx!