“Beneath the Slashings” is a captivating, inspiring, fictional story about a young girl named Grace who has to learn how to live in a Lumber Camp of 40 men! Her twin brother Sam tries his best to cheer her up and show her the fun things she can still do where she is. But Grace doesn’t want to look where her brother is pointing. Instead she would rather dwell in the past, thinking about the farm her family used to live on when she was little. It had all been so happy. Back before her father went into the war after her mother…
When her father comes back from the war–he has experienced a lot of things–scary things that have changed him since Grace and Sam have last seen him. Not only that, but instead of moving back to their farm like he had said–Pa is actually going to go be in charge of a lumber camp–and bring Sam and Grace with him!
“Beneath The Slashings” is a beautifully spun story, filled with emotion that comes real to the reader as they read about Grace, Sam, Pa, and many others. The characters display good qualities that really bring them to life in the readers mind! Humor, sadness, anger, fear, and other mixed emotions flow through the words.
I strongly suggest this book to anyone who likes to read stories about characters struggling to fit into a new setting–when they are different from everyone else! Grace is a good main character. And this book is set around the time of the Civil War.
You can read more of Michelle’s writing at her blog, Bookworm Blather. I put a link to it at the top of this post–but I’ll put another one down here. 😉 http://michelleisenhoff.wordpress.com/