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Blog Tour: Mattie


Colonia Juarez 1902 - Mattie is a young girl growing up in Mexico in her great big polygamist family. Her father has just died and she hates a lot of things right now, including God. But Mattie will continue to live on the family ranch with her brothers, sisters and mother. She will continue to go to school and she will eventually grow up and marry to have a family of her own. Between those things there will be a lot of trials and learning experiences for Mattie and for those around her. Mattie will learn the joy of service and charity, the heartbreak of death, and she will have a front row seat for the excitement of the Mexican Revolution. But through it all she will grow to be a woman of faith. 

I enjoyed this book. There were a few places in the plot that were just a bit confusing, but for the most part I really liked the story line. I liked how at the beginning of each chapter we know what year it is for Mattie. I liked Mattie and how she did hard things in her life in order to be true to who she was and also to be true to God, she was truly a strong woman. The neatest thing about this story is that it is the true story of the author's grandmother. I enjoy reading books that are about people that really lived and things that really happened. 

I was able to read an e-copy of this book from Netgalley.

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