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To Move the World

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Eve Brannon never had to bother planning out her future. In the Yorkshire dales where life is harder, it is also simpler. Next in line to inherit her family's farm, she will raise another generation of children and sheep high in the uplands of England. Waiting until next year when she is 19 to marry her father's handsome hired hand, Alan, is the detail she added herself.

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Published October 1st 2016
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To Move the World

Regina Sirois


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TO MOVE THE WORLD is a wonderful addition to the Power of the Matchmaker series and can most definitely be read as a stand alone. The matchmaker Pearl, is barely mentioned in this story and that kind of made me sad. I love Pearl and the way she just pops up out of nowhere, but that being said, I still enjoyed this story.


Eve lives on a sheep farm with her father, brother, and the very handsome farmhand Alan. They live in England and Wor
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
This was a beautifully written book. The words were so pretty. I fell in love with the writing first, I think. Then the story.

This story is gentle in nature. It follows the ebb and flow of life for Eve, a young woman coming into her own. The stage is set on a country sheep farm in the months before WWII brakes out.

I almost forgot that this was part of the Matchmaker series. More than half way through the book I realized that I hadn't seen Pearl (the matchmaker and common thread between all the b
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Julie Carpenter
Oh my heavens! This book should have a warning....

*WARNING: This book is highly addictive and should not be opened without a knowledge of a very high possibility of severe time consumption. Reading it is not dangerous to your overall health but could result in the lack of any physical activity and the lack of any desire to participate in any and all normal daily activities and family life. Consuming of it in one sitting is highly recommended for the overall greatest effect of the life and diary
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Sam B
3.5 stars

I received this ebook through ebooksforreview.

This book is very hard for me to review. Let me explain why.
For almost the whole first half of the book, the characters really got one my nerves. Jonathon and Marion weren't really likable for obvious reasons and I didn't really like Eve and Theo either. I felt the girls (though mostly Theo) were superficial and naive. Honestly, I rolled my eyes at the pages an unthinkable amount of times.

I really wanted to give this book a chance though, e
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 The Flipped Page (Susan K)
Romance, clean.
This is part of a series, but each book is a standalone with one character that is in all of the series as a brief scene(s).
This was more of a 3.5 for me, but I rounded up because I felt the author did such a great job with the wartime/farm setting. I enjoyed this, but had mixed feeling with the Eve, and her choice between Alan and Johnathon. While I (view spoiler)
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NaDell
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Eve is a sheep farmer's daughter without any prospects or real plans and then all of the sudden she has two very interesting young men interested in her just as WWII begins. I enjoyed her character and her best friend as well, who helped bring her out of her shy shell around men. She was strong and brave and kind. She was obsessed with a brand new typewriter throughout the book and I liked the way the character wrote about what had happened in her life and in the lives of those around her. I lik ...more
Cindy
Oct 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had stopped reading books in the matchmaker series because I'd read a couple I didn't love. But I already had this one downloaded when I needed something to read one day. This one was quite different than the others I've read so far. First, it's historical fiction rather than contemporary. The matchmaker is only in the story for two brief scenes. But mostly because the sheep farming setting off the story was both fascinating and horrifying. I cannot even imagine working that hard. Not even bab ...more
Jamie
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wwii
I love reading a book where the characters walk,and talk and breathe life into the pages. It was easy to get lost in this book and into Eve's mind. This book is told in 1st person through Eve's journal entries.

1939 Yorkshire, England.
Eve had always been in love with Alan, who is a hired hand on her fathers sheep farm. Enter Jonathon Doren, her next door neighbor, who is completely opposite of what she expected.

This book explores the harrowing time right before Germany declared war on Great Brita
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LaDawna
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn’t think I would like this book as much as I did. It is a simple story, but it is beautifully written. From the beginning, I was invested in Eve’s story.
Jenn
Nov 13, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: clean, ebook, fiction
It felt different than the other POTM series books I've read in a good way. It was a new story and a different writing style. I didn't love it but it was good enough to keep me interested. ...more
Elizabeth S
DNF. I'm just not that interested in the details of a sheep farm in the United Kingdom. And the love triangle was... was... annoying? ...more
Tiffany
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
This book was a bit depressing. Most of it seemed drawn out except for the love story which was rushed. Pearl didn’t really play a part either. Kisses only.
Lorie Strassburg
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have truly enjoyed all of Regina's novels and this one may be my favorite. Just a lovely story about love and life and the transition from child to adult. The emotions were very relatable and brought back many memories of my own. ...more
Charlie
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Eve is a young woman living on a sheep farm with her father and brother. Eve and the farmhand her father hired plan to marry the following year. With the rumblings of war, everything is topsy-turvy. Her beloved enlists to earn more money for their own farm, and he is sent to fight. Worse still, a strange outbreak among the sheep threatens the livelihood and home of Eve and her family.

In Alan's absence, she meets a wealthy landowner, Jonathan. He is the older brother of her girlhood crush, Marion
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Beccie
Feb 21, 2017 rated it liked it
I am a huge Brit lit snob, so I usually hate books set in the UK written by American authors. However, I was pretty impressed by this one. I remember thinking, "Wow, she knows her Yorkshire Dales sheep!". Then I read in her bio that one of her favorite authors is James Herriot. Nuff said. Weirdly enough, I will be re-reading James Herriot in the next month or so in preparation for my Yorkshire Dales trip. Anyway, this book was mildly enjoyable. It was definitely not what I expected and I'm not q ...more
MJSH
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my introduction to Regina Sirois and her books. She has a beautiful, lyrical, poetic writing style that is lovely to read and savor. The book was quite enjoyable.

Set in 1939 in rural Britain, the story mostly takes place on a sheep farm run by Eve's family. I never was interested nor did I know much about sheep farming in the early 1900s but the author brought to life the farm and its associated lifestyle in full color and drew me in as the audience. The backdrop of a threatening world
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Rob Savage
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a great coming of age story about Eve Brannon. She is an 18 year old girl who has lost her mother at a young age and takes care of the home for her father and brother. They are sheep farmers at the beginning of WWII. Eve has a crush on the farm hand, and then loses him to enlistment in the Royal Army. This is a great story about love and war and making sacrifices for yourself and others. I felt like the characters were real people having real experiences. The side stories were very well ...more
Shash
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book! It is written as Eve’s journal. I felt like I got to know her so well. She shares her thoughts and actions; the good things, the bad things and the things she’s embarrassed about. Her world is changing and expanding, and the reader gets to watch as she adjusts and grows.

She has two great men there for her. Alan is so sweet and loyal. He really is a country boy, but the coming war has changed his world in significant ways. Jonathan is kind and giving. He did so much fo
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