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  1. says:

    Eveline fell in love with Emil precisely because of watching him tip people monarch butterflies 🦋It didn’t take long to

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    45 Stars ”I remember tears streaming down your face when I said I'll never let you goWhen all those shadows almost kille

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    I have been trying to write a review of this book for the last couple of days and it’s just not working very well For some reason I found my

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    It’s no surprise to anyone who knows me that novels with natural settings are my ‘thing’ The title of this book alone suggests an outdoorsy feel The wonderful pine trees stamped on the book jacket the bird they speak volumes Yet this book is SO much than a novel with an outdoor setting filled with wondrous creatures

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    Loved the characters the scenic descriptions the heart of the story

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    Beautifully written and a very enjoyable and evocative read I loved the descriptions of the country and the way of life and many of the characters were just remarkable However I struggled with the way it wrapped up I wanted to know what Naamah was thinking view spoilerwhen she left especially regarding what she did to the baby hide spoiler

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    I loved this book and can't wait for everyone else to get a chance to read it It's definitely plot driven and I would have liked to have seen some characters stick around a little longer but Rasmussen's sense of space and suspense

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    I’m so glad I noticed this wonderful book after reading recent reviews from Elyse Cheri I was drawn in from t

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    Oh Rebecca Rasmussen you did it again You reached in and wrapped your hand around my heart with your lovely but heart breaking story I loved most of the characters – and the ones I didn’t you made me understand why These characters leapt off the pages as did the settings which played as big a part as the main characters I should have b

  10. says:

    Evergreen Rebecca Rasmussen's second novel is a deceptively simple story about three generations of a family living among the forest

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CHARACTERS ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Rebecca Rasmussen

Nd a baby boy named Hux  But when Emil leaves to take care of his sick father a dangerous stranger arrives fracturing their small family forever and leaving Hux to grow up wondering if the wrongs of t. Loved the characters the scenic descriptions the heart of the story

CHARACTERS Evergreen

Evergreen

He past can ever be mended  Set before a backdrop of vanishing forest Rebecca Rasmussen has written a luminous and emotionally charged novel about how one defining moment can echo through generations.. I loved this book and can t wait for everyone else to get a chance to read it It s definitely plot driven and I would have liked to have seen some characters stick around a little longer but Rasmussen s sense of space and suspense made it hard to put this one down I devoured it and now I need to go see what else she has written

CHARACTERS ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Rebecca Rasmussen

A BookPage Best Book of the Year It is when Eveline a young bride follows her husband Emil into the Minnesota wilderness Though their cabin is rundown they have a river full of fish a garden out back a. Eveline fell in love with Emil precisely because of watching him tip people monarch butterflies It didn t take long to feel Eveline s sadness and loneliness She was a new bride away from her family friends civilization She moved to the forest deep in the woods the biggest change of her lifeIt s no accident that I started reading this book yesterday the day our younger daughter made the biggest change in her life She moved to another country Canada I honestly hadn t even realized the correlation until today Eveline and Emil s new home was a shabby cabin in the wilderness of Minnesota A beyond shabby cabinI don t think Eveline s parents slept sound at night Their daughter was pregnant Emil was gone long hours each day He was a taxidermist or he was out cutting wood or killing a rabbit or suirrel to bring home for dinner Everyday chores were demanding Cooking was difficult without proper layout of running water Eveline had to heat blocks of snow on the woodstove at the beginning of each meal The food pantry was threadbare Life was hard and isolating The forest was beautiful but living in the woods narrowed happinessLife was about to get harder yet Emil left for Germany to visit his dying father Eveline and their baby Hux stayed behind sink or swim I m not sure I could have faced what Eveline was about to face with minimum resources and a baby I was nervous for Eveline Turns out I had good reason to be As for Emil still in Germany prewar days of WWII thoughts of him never left me Rebecca Rasmussen s writing is gorgeous and visual I couldn t help but feel affected The story is a combination of simple and complex The plot moved in a directionI didn t see coming I had no idea it would be as much about Namaah and HuxEveline s separated siblings as it was about Eveline and Emil Even the minor characters are than minor Lulu is a great friend to EvelineCullen O Shea is to fear Sister Cordelia a nun at an orphanage will challenge your thinkingTuna the Sparrow will warm your heart The themes for me are many love marriage motherhood separation survival friendship tragedy adversity new beginnings hope and redemptionEndearing charactersThe woods nature the birds other animals the seasons stillness added beauty and power against the upheavals and sadnessA very fitting uote at the beginning Tell me the landscape in which you live and I will tell you who you are Ortega Y GassetI m also reminded of RobertFrost s famous uote Two roads diverged in a wood and I I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference This uiet novel is really lovely great book club choice Thank You Cheri for bringing this to my attention