All Manner of Things

The Jacobson family has settled into a new normal since the dad, Frank, left. The raging war in Vietnam is going to cause that, and the family members, to change. Susie Finkbeiner’s All Manner of Things gets a hold of you and doesn’t let go as the Jacobsons learn about themselves and dealing with others.

Once I got started on the book, I kept sneaking in a chapter or two whenever I walked by. I felt like I was there as the story unfolded. I could imagine how the characters looked and acted. The writing let me feel what the characters felt, both the humor and the sorrow.

There are many parts I liked about the book besides being able to imagine the story. Trusting God, even when He seemed to be far away, sustained the Jacobsons. Their faith was a large part of their lives. I liked how the time period, including the mannerisms of the people, was captured by Susie Finkbeiner. The only issue I had with the book is that I wasn’t quite ready for it to end.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

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