Child of the River book review

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So I am very fortunate to belong to a book club filled with lovely, fun and a little spicy group of ladies. I have always enjoyed reading and I can thank my Mama for that. When I was 11 she forced me to read Judy Blume’s book about “Are you there God, It’s Me Margaret”. That book changed my love for reading. Not to mention it hit home for me. I had all those 11 year old concerns and worries about my changing body. After that I read anything and everything from historical romances (Jude Deveraux anyone?), Sandra Brown, Mary Kay Andrews (who by the way doesn’t write nearly fast enough for my liking), business books, Gooseberry Christmas Cookbooks, etc.

I try my best to average about two books a month. One is always the book club choice and the other is typically a business book. And I should include that I also read my bible. Gotta stay grounded, right?

Child of the River by Irma Joubert is a wonderful book about a young girl’s struggle with survival. Side note here: I didn’t want to read this book because I tend to get very emotionally invested in the characters. I will say this though Child of the River dragged me in and I loved the character Persomi.

Persomi has a very strong personality and I her determination is enough to make you stand up and shout! During the book I would flip to the cover just to make sure I read it correctly and that it would all work out okay (yes, I needed that reassurance 🙂 Below is a description from Google Books:

A timeless coming-of-age tale of heartbreak and triumph set in South Africa at the dawn of apartheid. Persomi is young, white, and poor, born the middle child of illiterate sharecroppers on the prosperous Fourie farm in the South African Bushveld. Persomi’s world is extraordinarily small. …Google Books

Below is a link to Amazon to purchase the book if you would like:

Is there a particular book you are reading? Are you in a book club? I would like to hear from you on what you are currently reading.

Heart your lifestyle,


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