All She Left Behind by Jane Kirkpatrick – Just Read Tours Review

Hi girls! Libby here! Still. I’m still here. I have a long thoughtful post that I might write out at some point. But for now here’s another book review!

All She Left Behind was a good read. It was my first Jane Kirkpatrick book and I was pleased with it!

Things I liked:

I liked Jennie’s personality and her devotion to her husband and son. I liked that she didn’t let her reading difficulties stop her from pursuing her dream.
I liked the settings. It felt real and well described without being an Anne of Green Gables description (Not that I don’t like Anne of Green Gables)
I liked Josiah and Douglas’ relationship at first. The way he called him Mr. Pickett was really fun.
I liked the story and the way that it progressed. I liked the depth and the way that it affected me just as a reader.

Things I didn’t like:

I didn’t absolutely love the way that raising her children was kind of placed on the back burner for Jennie to pursue a career. Being the old fashioned girl that I am, I think that children, especially ones that are already born, go first before a career. I understand in the beginning that she had to support herself and that was fine.
About half way point, I felt like that was a good place for the story to end, and the second half of the book was a fast paced, odd time frames and rough biography of her life more than a story.

Other than that I liked it. The cover is pretty, the story is entertaining and not cliche in any way. It was fun to read. 😀

Thank you for the free review copy from Just Read Tours! This was my Blind Book Tour book and I’m excited to do it again some day. 😀
I recieved a free copy of the book in exchange for a honest review. A positive review was not required and all opinions are my own!

Live, Laugh, and Love, girls!
~Libby

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