Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Saints of Swallow Hills” by Donna Everhart, Kensington Books, January 2022, On Tour With Suzy Approved Book Tours
WOW!! Donna Everhart, the author of “The Saints of Swallow Hills” has written an intense, captivating, and thought-provoking novel that I would highly recommend to other readers. This is one book that has sparked my love of reading, and constantly reflect about the characters and plot in this story. The genres for this novel are Historical Fiction, and Southern Fiction. The timeline is around The Great Depression. The author vividly describes her characters, the plot, the location, and the timeline. The characters are described as complex, complicated, good and evil.
Donna Everhart writes about courage, survival, the importance of family and friends. The author also discusses racial inequality, prejudice, inequality between men and women, and differences between the wealthy and poor people. Kudos to Donna Everhart for the intense research in the southern forest, as men and women worked to get turpentine. I was fascinated by the camps that these people had to live and work in.
Rae Lynne Cobb and Delwood Reese meet in one of these camps, and both have dark secrets and fears. There is terrible danger for both. Will they be able to survive in the camp, or where they came from? This is an amazing book that will leave you thinking and wanting more.