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Review: A Song of Home

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Review: A Song of Home

A Song of Home by Susie Finkbeiner
Reviewed by: Mary-Ann Bell
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Publication Date: November 28, 2017

A Song of Home is the third novel in the Pearl Spence series. In this novel we find Pearl living in Bliss with her father and Ray, leaving the thoughts of Red River Oklahoma and her mama far behind her.

Pearl settles into a new routine of school, helping Aunt Carrie at the farm, hanging out with Ray or getting lost in a good book and then Opal shows her how to dance. Things change when Mama comes home unexpectedly and she’s pregnant! It isn’t the happy return that Pearl has wished for.

This is a delightful story of the Great Depression and the swing era. This novel deals with a couple of issues: forgiveness and the racial conflict that was happening at that time.

This book teaches us to reach out with love and to treat others as we would want to be treated, whether we are poor, have colored skin or have made questionable choices in life.

Ms. Finkbeiner has done a brilliant job bringing the characters to life and making you feel like you are right there amongst them. I love how she writes the story through Pearl’s eyes and makes us realize that our actions have consequences. Our children watch what we do and how we react.

A Song of Home is a very good book and a great ending to this series. This novel can be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend that the whole series be read.

Rated PG: No violence or coarse language.

Reviewer’s copy was provided by the Publisher. Thank you!


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