[Book Review and Giveaway] Chloe May: Daughter of The Dust Bowl

Posted 30 December, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 17 Comments

About the Book:
Chloe May: Daughter of the Dust Bowl is based on the the true story of the author’s mother, Chloe May, and her family’s frequent moves in, around, and out of the Oklahoma Panhandle of the 20’s and 30’s. Laced with historical facts of the time, Chloe May: Daughter of the Dust Bowl will prove to be an entertaining and tender story for readers of all ages.

About the Author:
Grace Lundmark was born and raised in the scorching, but beautiful, deserts of the Southwest. Her father, a Texan/New Mexican, and her mother, an Okie/New Mexican filled her head and heart with their stories of growing up in West Texas and the mountains of New Mexico. Her first novel, “Chloe May: Daughter of the Dust Bowl” is a true-life novel written from the stories her mother told of her family’s struggle for survival on the high plains of Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl and Great Depression. Now living in Texas, the wife, mother, and grandmother of eight, has finally found time to write about the people she has known and admired, in fiction form. She plans to continue writing about the people of the Southwest.

My Review:
Wow! Talk about a really GREAT book! A book that is written about the author’s mother, Chloe May, but is written in such a way that it is not confusing, nor boring, to me is a fantabulous book!  It’s based on facts, but is written with a fictionalized style to keep the reader hooked. 
Every aspect of this book had me hooked. The Historical era, the details of the depression and the dust storms were all fantastic! Things I never imagined before were brought to light with this book. I can’t imagine all the moving, the dust storms, the depression that Chloe May had to endure. It was so real to me. I felt, on many occasion through this book, that it was me there in the middle of the 20’s and 30’s, witnessing all the events as if they were my own. I LOVE a book that can do that! 
Please. If you are a history lover, or just love a really AWESOME book, then give Ms. Lundmark’s book a try. It is definitely worthy of 5 stars and beyond. I think that every library-public, home, or school- should have more than one copy of this book. Well done, Ms. Lundmark and I look forward to many more books like this! 
*This book was provided for review courtesy of the author*
Thanks to the wonderful author of this amazing book, I have one copy of this book to giveaway. Giveaway is open to US and Canada residents. To enter, simply leave a comment below. If you would like an extra entry you must be or become a GFC follower, BUT you must leave it in a SEPARATE comment. All entries MUST include an email address to be valid. NO EMAIL=NO VALID ENTRY. Giveaway ends on January 13th at 1159pmEST. Good luck! 



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