|It Happened at the Fair by Deeanne Gist|
Narrator for Audiobook. Lovely narrator although she mispronounced a couple of words. It wasn't distracting. She had the perfect voice for the heroine.
He's losing his hearing and she's a teacher for the deaf.My Thoughts:
Our farm boy hero is somewhat of an antihero at first because he asks another young woman to marry him at the beginning of the book. This has to get processed through. The country bumpkin girlfriend is so abrasive that it is somewhat difficult to see why he would continue to invest time with her. Wanda is annoying and pulls a stunt later in the book that was somewhat surprising. I was really expecting the author to pull another twist out her her hat to deal with Wanda. I'll leave that for you to find out if she does or not. (Having grown up in a totally rural area I hope you will forgive my use of bumpkin. I am after all a former bumpkin myself and I don't mind saying so! I do think Deeanne overplayed that a little in this book, however.)
Editorial notes section from Dee! Loved, loved, loved all the historical tidbits and that Deeanne included them in Editorial notes at the end of the book. I totally get what she is talking about--it is hard to leave a story world that you love. She takes the reader there beautifully.
Summary: Great voice as usual, fascinating characterization, unique storyline, bibliotherapy elements, and on audio--what more could I ask for?
Bibliotherapy: Deafness, controversy between lip-reading and signing, honesty, PTSD. Death of a parent by a fire traumatized our hero and influenced his decision to become an inventor of a fire-sprinkler device.
Giveaway: A copy of this or any of Deeanne's books, choice of format (International winners-ebook only.)