Title: To Move the World
Author: Regina Sirois
Series: Power of the Matchmaker
Release Date: October 1, 2016
Eve Brannon never had to bother planning out her future. In the Yorkshire dales where life is harder, it is also simpler. Next in line to inherit her family’s farm, she will raise another generation of children and sheep high in the uplands of England. Waiting until next year when she is 19 to marry her father’s handsome hired hand, Alan, is the detail she added herself. But in 1939 even the most stalwart corners of the world are vibrating with the tremors of change. Eve’s long-anticipated proposal comes on the wings of losing Alan to the Royal Army and at the brink of the farm’s profitable war years the sheep herd is decimated by a mysterious illness. With her steady future suddenly in the clutches of a capricious fate, Eve is introduced to Jonathon Doran, a land manager anxious to prove himself in a crisis, and she discovers that the solid earth beneath her feet is moving after all.
I struggled to get into this story. I just didn’t fully connect with the characters. As the story went on I connected more with the characters and got into the story more. I thought the journal format was interesting. At times I liked it and other times I felt it pulled me from the story some. I loved Miss Pearl’s part in the story and the scenes with her in it. I feel like a lot of research probably went into this book as it seemed to have lots of details from the time period and regarding sheep farming. I would have liked an epilogue to the epilogue.
Rating: 3.5 star – Good Book
Content: Clean – a few swear words, drinking and smoking, a few references to premarital sex
Source: Review Copy