I received a Tweet just the other day, telling me a reader on the other side of the world had read, enjoyed, and written a review on amazon.in. I share it below:
“It is rare to come across a book in historical times that depicts the language and people of that time as perfectly as Deborah Bowman’s book does. She has thoroughly researched the history, language, people of the mid 16th century before writing Annie’s story. Annie is not your ordinary girl, she is blessed with a gift. Have you ever felt like deja-vu? Take it a notch higher, Annie is a strong woman, little and soft but strong at heart. Losing her parents and being brought up by her grandmother alone are not the only things we feel for Annie. The times of 16th century America was not as soft for a woman. Deborah Bowman takes us on a journey to the world we do not often encounter. Nowadays it is more about YA novels set in today’s time or fantasy lands. I love how Deborah Bowman chose such a vivid topic and place to write about. Annie’s simple heart, pure courage, her love for nature, care for animals and all things alike will make you think.
“No matter the troubles and problems life throws your way, you can still rise above it and live. Make way and in turn guide others.”
I am lucky to have read a story with such a different style of writing. If you love historical stories with surprises and twists with genuine reasons, you will love it for sure!”
Thank you so much! Annie is happy to have spent time with you.–Deborah A. Bowman