The Four Winds, by Kristin Hannah

This story brought me to tears in all the best possible ways.

For me, the hallmark of an outstanding book by an outstanding author is a complete suspension of disbelief. When I can fully immerse myself in the characters’ world, well, that’s just a transcendent reading experience. Each time I opened The Four Winds, I was pulled into the story. I was standing in the once lush wheat fields with a heart filled with despair, yet harboring the smallest piece of hope. I was hiding under a table draped with a wet cloth to survive a day-long dush storm. I was surprised to see green grass and bright flowers as I drove to work because I was still envisioning a brown, arid landscape from the chapter I read the night before. I developed a very strong connection to the characters as I read.

Honestly, everything about this book is incredible, including the universal themes of equity and humanity that are as alive today as they were during the Great Depression. I truly can’t find or think of enough superlatives to describe Kristin Hannah‘s most recent novel!


2 thoughts on “The Four Winds, by Kristin Hannah

  1. I love when I learn things while reading, and I learned a lot reading this book. It was tragic, honest, and uplifting at the same time. Great review Jenna. I, like you, was totally immersed in this book while I read it.


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