Book Talk: Wildflower Hill by Kimberley Freeman

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Genre: Historical Fiction | Women’s Fiction
ISBN: 9781451623499
Publication on 23-August-2011 by Touchstone
Format:  Paperback

I read this one a few years back, and as a promise to myself, I have decided to review as many books as I can that I have read. You may wonder why, and the only reason is that this is the only way I can support these wonderful authors.

You may wonder how I remember the stories well enough to review them so many years later. Well, some stories just stick with you. And Wildflower Hill is one of them.

I hate scribbling on my books, so I have post-its all over my paperback copy with notes on my thoughts about the book. I read this in the pre-kindle, pre-audible days of mine when I was a sworn paperback only reader.

One of the reasons why this story has stuck with me is the beautiful way the story takes us through the lives of two very strong characters. It is one thing to be strong in today's day an age when there is so much talk about equality. There is so much going for women (in comparison) today. But to be strong when the divide was stern and to options were little, that’s another thing altogether.

The story goes back and forth between the present day with Emma, the ballerina and back to the early 1920s and 30s to her grandmother, Beattie's time. The author, Kimberley Freeman, has done a fantastic job developing the family history and intertwining the two generations.

She has also done a beautiful job of painting a living image for the readers of the breathtaking Tasmanian countryside.

 

This book is a must read for all the reasons you can think.

 

My rating is 5 stars.

Other books by Kimberley Freeman (Pen name of Kim Wilkins)

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Book Blurb:

Forced to take her life in a new direction when an injury ends her ballet career, Emma returns to her home in Australia and learns that she has inherited an isolated sheep station from a late grandmother who would impart key lessons about love and motherhood.