Wednesday, 14 August 2013

The Snow Child - Book Review

I have just realised I never got round to posting my review of this book that I read a while ago for my Book Club.

I really enjoyed this book. It is a bit like a fairytale, indeed it is based on a Russian fairytale, and you have to read it like that and not try and delve too deeply into it. It is set in Alaska in the 1920s, Jack and Mabel have just moved there for a fresh start in a remote homestead. The land is harsh and they are haunted by the loss of a baby many years ago. After they make a snow child a little girl appears in their lives, but only in the winter never the summer. The child seems to help them adjust to their surroundings and to find happiness again. But with all good books there is a bit of  a twist at the end - but I will not spoil that, you will have to read the book.

I would definately recommend this book.

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