What a Review!
“There is much to admire in these short pieces, and I found myself especially drawn to the ones—the majority of the book—that were formatted like poems. There are fun, joyous moments, often related to dancing and to family activities such as working on the ranch and picknicking. There are also very dark moments, such as when the horses are struck by lightning and the stories of her father’s and grandfather’s injuries. The passage of time—the deaths of the two older generations—is often evoked, and yet Branson continues: I was heartened to read, for example, that the school is still in operation. It’s difficult to find critical words for this book. The illustrations within the book are charming, and I like the cover photograph. I would like to have had the image of the tumbleweed not covered up by text: I had to go to the Internet to get a clear idea of what a tumbleweed looks like. I also think that some of the author’s bio, since it is impressive, should appear on the back cover of the book.”
~Judge, 25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards