We have officially come to the end of December! Since we have come to the end of December I am lucky enough to be taking part in yet another amazing Blog Tour hosted by the wonderful The Write Reads! Today’s post is a review of A Sparrow Alone by Mim Eichmann! A slightly different book to what I would normally read but I have to say I have throughly enjoyed reading it.
1890’s Colorado. Desperate following her mother’s sudden death, thirteen-year-old Hannah Owens apprentices as domestic help with a wealthy doctor’s family in Colorado Springs.
When the doctor declares bankruptcy and abandons his family to finance his mistress Pearl DeVere’s brothel, however, Hannah is thrown into a vortex of gold mining bonanzas and busts, rampant prostitution, and the economic, political and cultural upheavals of the era.
Two of Cripple Creek’s most colourful historic characters, Winfield Scott Stratton, eccentric owner of the richest gold mine in Cripple Creek, and Pearl DeVere, the beautiful madam of The Old Homestead, come to life as this old-fashioned, coming-of-age saga unfolds, the first of two historical fiction novels by debut author Mim Eichmann — a tribute to the women who set the stage for women’s rights.
A Sparrow Alone is a historical novel written by Mim Eichmann, it is not one that I would have picked up without this blog tour but oh how I would have been missing out! It is a tale full of loss and poverty but will tug at your heart strings with the lack of love that the book has. It is not your typical fiction book however it is one that is hard to put down.
One of the things I love about the book is the way that although at the age of 16 Hannah who has been through a ridiculous amount she is still an incredibly strong character. Despite the number of tragedies she has been through Hannah still manages to be a character you are able to connect and fall in love with. It is a great story of Strength and persistence despite the tragedy she has been through!
Although this book is the first of the series it does not leave you with too. many questions but it does in fact leave you wanting to read more in the series or at least for me it did anyway. As someone who does not normally read many historical novels but I will be very much reading more afterwards.
The ending is one that I have to admit I love as it shows the beginnings of the fight that Hannah faces with Women’s Rights. As always I do not want to give anything away but I will be giving the next book a read as soon as it is released.
Is this a book you would like to read?