Disclaimer: I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.
This was the first in the series that I have read. There are 3 more books before this. After reading this book, I really plan on reading the first 3 as soon as possible.
I have been enamored with Norwegian culture for most of my life. When I was a child, we had an exchange student (Trudy) stay with us from Norway. Of course, we did all the touristy things with her. But it was just spending time with her and learning about her and where she came from that really impressed me.
So when I found that this book was based on Norwegian Americans and trying to hold up to the old ways of their mother country, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I was in for a treat. I loved reading all of the traditions that would take place.
The main character is somewhat of an empath (not sure if that would be the right word) because she can sense things about objects when she holds them. This was an interesting tidbit that I felt helped move the story along in places.
I would have loved to have been there in Decorah with the characters. They seem so fun and vibrant. I love it when the characters seem like friends that you want to continuously revisit. I can’t wait to see what they are up to next.