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"Taming the Twisted" is written in a similar style to Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" books though updated for modern times. It might read as if she'd left in all of the juicy tidbits about things people didn't talk about during the time when she was writing. "Taming the Twisted" is a story of destruction, romance, mystery, and deceit set against a back drop of an ac ...more
Paperback, 242 pages
Published August 15th 2015 by Wordsy Woman Press (first published June 8th 2015)
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Martina
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
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When I read “written in a similar style to Laura Ingalls Wilders’ Little House books”, I knew that TAMING THE TWISTED by Jodie Toohey was a book I wanted to read. Unfortunately, I didn’t think it was at all like the beloved Little House books aside from both families being on a prairie. That’s not to say I didn’t like it. I wanted to like it more than I did, but it was good. The writing was good, the characters were good, the pacing was (mostly) good. I did have a few issues with how the story j ...more
Heather Osborne
Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Three and a half stars, rounded to four for Goodreads scale.

Having always been a fan of the Little House on the Prairie series, I was curious to read a novel by an author that stated her book emulated the style of the great Laura Ingalls Wilder. Upon beginning Miss Toohey’s book, I was drawn in by the easy prose, however, I do think it is a stretch to compare it to Wilder’s novels. It certainly takes place during the same time period though, in an environment fraught with peril and uncertainty.
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A Holland Reads
Feb 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting book. There were a few things I liked about it. It was set in one of my favorite time periods as well as in a state I am very familiar with. Then when you add in a little mystery it just makes the story even better. I thought the characters were very real and could have been my ancestors living through this tradegy. You could tell the author did her research when writing this book as her descriptions were spot on. The way she tells the story of a small town with all the g ...more
Mary Davidsaver
Oct 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Taming the Twisted goes from tragedy to triumph as young Abigail Sinkey rebuilds her pioneer life after surviving the 1860 tornado that devastated Camanche, Iowa. As readers, we experience first hand the sometimes overwhelming challenges the teenage heroine faces as she takes on the responsibility of caring for her younger siblings. Add to the historic details a dose of romance and a dash of mystery and you get an entertaining read for young adults on up.
Teressa
Aug 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have never read anything by this author before,but definitely would again.This was a pleasant book to read and was well written.I really enjoyed reading this book
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Jodie Toohey is the owner and operator of Wordsy Woman Author Services, a company that helps authors, soon-to-be authors, and want-to-be authors from pre-idea to readers with craft advice, revision and editing services, and book marketing planning services. She is the author of seven books, three poetry collections - Crush and Other Love Poems for Girls, The Other Side of Crazy, and Versed in Natu ...more