Monday's riddle took us for a walk in the woods, and we followed our theme deeper into the majestic forests of the world. Lizzy reviewed the historical fiction novel Beneath the Slashings by Michelle Isenhoff, which told the story of Samuel and Grace, two young twins at the end of the Civil War, who had to leave their home to live at a logging camp with their father. We shared our thoughts about this topic on Top of the Heap, and today, we are participating in a fun blog tour announcing the debut of Beneath the Slashings, the third book in the Divided Decade Trilogy. This fascinating story is really making its way around the book block. So, check it out and let us know your thoughts!
The DMS wants to know:
What would you think about being uprooted from your present life situation to live at a logging camp?
It is the end of the Civil War and twins Samuel and Grace are looking forward to having their father back. They have spent the last few years on their aunt and uncle’s farm, but they are anticipating going home to their own farm down the road. When their father arrives, he shocks them all with the news that the farm is sold and they will be going up to Michigan to a logging camp where he will be the new foreman. Their father is thrilled to get back to his roots and the familiar terrain of the woods. Samuel is excited for a new adventure and to have experiences like the stories his dad has always told him. Grace is not the least bit happy, and she doesn’t mind telling her father how mad she is at him. Still, the family moves to the logging community where Samuel and Grace are put to work helping out in the kitchen. A logging camp isn’t a great place for a girl, and the men scare her a bit at first. It doesn’t help that there is talk that the last foreman was killed by someone. Now Grace is upset with her father and worried for his safety at the same time. Will Grace forgive her dad for taking her away from her aunt and uncle and the only life she has ever known? Is there anyone for her to become friends with out in the middle of the forest? Will everyone be able to make it through the logging season alive? You will be kept on your toes as you turn the pages of this book! (Read more of Lizzy's review)
**Beneath the Slashings is the final book in the Divided Decade Trilogy, which views the American Civil War from three different angles. But because they’re only loosely related, each book can be read independently**
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**We will be chatting with Michelle Isenhoff on Friday August, 10th. It will be interesting to hear a little more about the story behind her story!**