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Hazel Creek by Walt Larimore
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Apr 30, 2012

really liked it

Reminiscent of Laura Ingalls Wilder's writing style in Little House on the Prairie, this snapshot of mountain folk, gypsies, and the Great Smoky Mountains quickly draws a reader in. This tale takes place during the Roaring Twenties. The only things that roar in the Smokies are cougars and rifles. Abbie Randolf is forced to grow up quickly and rely on "that ole time religion" when the new age of industry begins to threaten the family farm and their very lives.
It is obvious the author did a lot of research on culture and dialect. Readers will be instantly drawn to the colorful descriptions of the mountain settings and to the likable characters. While it's only a page-turner in parts, the story is an enjoyable pace, reminiscent of times gone by. This book would interest readers who enjoy Christian fiction, historical novels, or stories which have a distinct sense of place.

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