“Davy had missed the pancakes, but Dad had served them up merrily to Swede and m…

“Davy had missed the pancakes, but Dad had served them up merrily to Swede and me and not commented on Davy’s absence…” 💙

This isn’t a book you can or should rush through. It has a slower, more intentional pace to it but it tells such an amazing story of Reuben (Rube) Land and his family. I think my mistake was coming into this book expecting a William Kent Krueger or Kent Haruf type vibe and it’s not fair to any author to come with expectations. Once I settled into Enger’s writing, I appreciated that his style is distinctly his own and I loved it. There are themes of faith, honor and family that were strong in this book. There were parts where the description was more than my personal liking, which is why this is a 4 compared to the 5s of the aforementioned authors but the last 1/3 of this book was definitely 5 stars for me. This book left me breathless, kind of like Rube in the book! Thankful to readwithtoni for leaving a few of us in buddy reading this book – it’s one I’ve wanted to tackle for a while! 💙



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