Rating: 4.5 Stars
WoW! This book was such a nice surprise!!!! I did not know Jojo Moyes could write Historical Fiction so well. This book was everything that I did not expect. It made me cry a few times but more importantly, it made me loud out loud (which is very rare for me).
The Giver of Stars follows a group of very different women who have volunteered to establish the WPA’s Horseback Librarian programme in Eastern Kentucky in the 1930s.
With strong and confident women at its centre, this book covers a varied array of social issues as Patriarchy, Misogyny, Racial Discrimination, Corruption, Abuse of power and Extreme Poverty and its done in such a beautiful way that doesn’t feel forced or exaggerated as a means to develop the plot.
At the same time, The Giver of Stars gives us a story about resilience, solidarity, unconditional love, endurance, loyalty but above all Friendship. Ohhhh! The friendships in this book made me sob! and sob hard!
Really recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a good story about extraordinary women riding horses and delivering books in Eastern Kentucky!
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