Sunday, May 29, 2016
Sweet Home Alaska by Carole Estby Dagg
Sweet Home Alaska, is set during the Great Depression and while Terpsichore and her family are made-up characters, the book is inspired by actual events that took place. The government decides to try to help some of the many families that are struggling by giving them land in Alaska that they can farm, and hopefully become self-sufficient. Terpsichore and her family are on of the many selected for this endeavor.
Everyone is excited about this adventure except for Terpsichore's mother. However, she says that she will give it until just after the first harvest before she decides to move the family back home to live with her mother. Terpsichore loves Alaska, and she wants to do everything she can to make sure that her mother will want to stay. She has a plan, but it isn't going to be easy. With the help of her new friends, some family members (her father and twin sisters) and a neighbor, she sets out to ensure that Alaska will be just as perfect for her mother as it is for her.
I highly recommend this book.