Monday, April 11, 2011

The Daughter's Walk by Jane Kirkpatrick

"The Daughter's Walk" intrigued me. It is a piece of history I had never heard before.  A mother and daughter who walked from Washington (the state) to New York City in an attempt to win $10,000 to save the family farm.  Wanting to know how much of the story was truth, I went and did an internet search to get a good feel for who Helga Etsby and her daughter really were. The book stays close to the actual events, and follows the life of the daughter in the years after they return home.  While I enjoyed the book, I found it rather long. After reaching the halfway mark, I couldn't imagine that there could be that much more the writer could say.  I'd recommend it to anyone who has a love for historical fiction.

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  1. I also reviewed The Daughter's Walk, and had no idea such an event had taken place. Blessings,

  2. I liked it, but I wouldn't put it up there as one of my favorites.