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To Move the World by Regina Sirois
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To move the world

A story of sweet, innocent, new love, first love, at the brink of World War II. A young woman falls in love with their farm hand and he proposes to her, then goes off to join the army in order to have enough money to start his own farm and marry her. He believes he will never have enough money earning the meager wages her father pays him living on their sheep farm and he insists it's the only way. He feels confident that the conflict will never escalate to a war and that he will be perfectly safe... Meanwhile, a rich young man takes a fancy to Eve and wants to court her... Eve records everything on her new Corona typewriter. Life on the farm is hard at the best of times, but suddenly an epidemic strikes and the sheep start to die at an alarming rate. Without Alan around to help, and the vet has no idea what is causing the illness, the results are devastating. Eve wonders what will become of them, of the farm. Her brother has to quit school to help, and because school is so expensive, they simply cannot afford it. Jonathon, the rich young man, tries to help. He is so kind, and so handsome, Eve begins to feel infatuated with him. But is she being disloyal to her fiancé? Is it true love, or maybe she is still too young to know real love?
This story is well written, with a mature voice. It is true to the era. My husband is from Northern England, where there are many sheep farms, and I grew up on a farm so this story was definitely one I could relate to. It's a lovely story, a coming-of-age. It's more a tale than a romance but it's a very well-written story.
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