Making peace with the world, sooner or later most of us have to. But how? Ian Mac Bride’s way begins in 1909 when he watches a fly-casting tournament and dreams of becoming a great fly caster. But soon Ian experiences personal tragedy, and then is appalled by the slaughter of World War I. Torn by grief, Ian loses faith in the world – until, almost by accident, he finds a way to come to terms.
This book was considerably longer then the first one that I read by this author. Again I had received a coupon code in exchange for a review.
Once again, the author really delivered on creating characters that were believable. At times the story felt a little slow moving and choppy. However it really was a great tale. I loved the fact that young Ian had met up with Izzy after the fishing tournament.
One thing I came away with was the fact that sometimes life’s lessons come from people and places that you would never expect.
Another thing I would like to comment on is the fact that the father character was extremely narrowed minded towards the beginning. But then again, many people were like that back in those times.