She Reads Books of Winter 2016: The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young

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One of the She Reads Books of Winter selections is The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young. For me, I read it prior to it being a She Reads selection, having picked up a copy at BEA 15 (Thanks Kristin @ Always With A Book for telling me about it!)

For me, it was THE book of 2015. Book hangover of the most extreme. I didn’t go into it with huge expectations. I liked the plot and I loved the cover- but within pages- I was hooked.

Let me set the scene: It was a gorgeous day. The sun was shining. The air conditioner at where I work had conked out- so instead of sitting and suffering in 90+ degree weather- I was given a personal day- and boy, did I take advantage. Headed to the pool with this book and lounged the afternoon away, reading and swimming.

The Gates of Evangeline

Photo Credit: Putnam Books

Check out my review– and let me know if you like it as much as I did!


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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8 thoughts on “She Reads Books of Winter 2016: The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young

  1. ondbookshelf says:

    I just started this. I somehow missed the fact that this is part of a trilogy until I read Kristin’s review the other day.

  2. Hmm I was a bit unsure about this one, but your review and comments here persuade me that it is a worthwhile read.Have to admit that the cover was a little off putting to me as well, but your take is making me take a second look!

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