This book has been on many book club lists so I, of course, had to check it out. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Upon starting, I had to stop and research the author, Delia Owens, wondering why I haven’t read her work before. I discovered that she has been published before this work of art, but the earlier works were memoirs of her life as a wildlife scientist in Africa.
The first pages took me in with the descriptive style of her writing. I immediately looked forward to understanding life in the marsh….and I could completely visualize it as she described it in detail. As I ventured through the chapters, I felt love, pain, sadness and happiness. I marveled at how this young girl grew into a strong and kind woman. She faced many hardships, yet remained a very caring person to the wildlife around her.