Recently our son gave us a book “A Land Remembered” by Patrick Smith. I know he has excellent taste in books so I was eager to read it. Well let me tell you he was right on the money again with this novel.
In “A Land Remembered” Patrick Smith makes the history of Florida come alive. He shows the story so well that you are there experiencing the cattle drives and the hard times and good with the MacIvey family. It grabs you in the first couple of pages and keeps its grip to the end. Wow, what a story-teller. Once you read this novel you will look at Florida with a different perspective as you drive through the state. While I think it is well written and a great novel I believe that every Floridian should read it. I hear that some schools in the state have included a revised edition in their required reading list.
I usually don’t read anything historical or any where close to it but I tell you when you read “A Land Remembered” you don’t feel like you are reading history.
Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, get the book even if you check it out of your local library. I know you won’t be sorry. If you have any novels you fell in love with and would like to recommend I read please feel free to tell me in a comment.