I read Follow Me by Joanna Scott as part of the April Blog Tour with Hachette Books. This is the story of a young woman's search for herself and as readers, we follow her along this journey through her life. Sally Werner was born and raised on a farm in Pennsylvania with her siblings and immigrant parents. She makes many impulsive decisions as a young girl and along the way into adulthood. She abandons her home and family and follows a path along a river that continues to be a focus throughout her life. She finally tells the truth of her life, six decades later, to her granddaughter and namesake. Sally, the granddaughter, then finds herself on a journey of uncovering the truth to her grandmothers secrets and past history.
The story unravels slowly and in the style of a saga or epic. It was a slow start for me, and I had trouble immersing myself fully into this long story. I found Sally and her impulsive decisions annoying at times but I certainly felt empathy for many of the situations she went through. She was a strong lady who persevered through many trials and tribulations. I enjoyed the parts told through the eyes of her granddaughter Sally and how she unwound the truth about her grandmother and unraveled many family secrets. Joanna Scott is a true storyteller and she weaves a strong and intense story. If you enjoy a saga or epic style novel rich in details and storytelling style you will enjoy Follow Me by Joanna Scott.
Published: April 22, 2009
Thank you to Miriam at Hachette Books for sending me this book.
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