I love to read. Finding the time to read is sometimes very difficult with my busy schedule and all of my family’s activities. Since I hardly have time to myself making sure I find an enjoyable book is very important.
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I was given the chance to read the novel Four Mothers By Shifra Horn. I didn’t know what to expect since I had never heard of the author. I was hoping I would be mesmerized since the setting sounded great.
From the Author:
Shifra Horn’s beautifully imagined novel tells the story of five generations of women in one family against the backdrop of one hundred years in Jerusalem.
The story begins with the birth of the family’s first boy to Amal, the last generation. Her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are overjoyed, because the birth of a healthy boy means that the curse against the women of the family has been broken. They tell Amal the story of those “foremothers”: Mazal, the orphan, whose ill-fated marriage initiates the curse; her daughter Sara, whose golden hair is a symbol for her power to heal; Sara’s daughter Pnina-Mazal, the unwanted child whose talent for knowing others’ thoughts brings both joy and sorrow; and her daughter Geula, Amal’s mother, whose sharp intellect is her gift and her burden.
I was excited to dive into Four Mothers by Shifra Horn. I read it through my kindle reader on my tablet. I love to read this way since it’s so easy to carry and very accessible.
When I started reading the first couple chapters of this book with the backdrop of Jerusalem; I must say it was a little bit slow. I wasn’t really wanting to stick with it.
To really tell the history of the story a lot of background is needed.
I am so happy I didn’t give up. Once I got to about the third chapter I was hooked I couldn’t put the “book” down as the author was able to capture my imagination. This fabulously told story truly took me on a trip back in time; over about a 100 years.
The lives and stories of these 5 generations is fascinating. I was blown away by how captivating the lives of these women were. I learned so much about their lifestyle, thoughts and beliefs. I was left feeling I knew this family.
I fully recommend this book. The adventure, history and detail is completely enthralling. I was literally unable to stop reading this very culture rich tale.
If you are looking for an e-book that will keep you on the edge of your seat and wanting to hear more check out Four Mothers By Shifra Horn you can find the kindle version for a very reasonable $3.99
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