Something Worth Doing by Jane Kirkpatrick

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well researched portrayal of life in 1853 with authentic family dynamics. I found Abigail, Ben, and the people they interacted with to be solidly researched and well fleshed out characters. Abigail’s struggles are relatable and easy to identify with even though we live in a very different world and the culture has changed a lot since then. Ben comes across how I would imagine a husband would be back then and I feel the situation they found themselves in to be believable and true to the time period. Kirkpatrick does a solid job painting the scenery and conveying the emotions of the characters, especially Abigail. I like that she includes discussion questions so the book can be used in a literature study. Overall, this is an enjoyable, enlightening, and even educational read that I can easily recommend.

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