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The more you read, the more chances you have to win! Everyone receives an a ticket to the Books and Brew Happy Hour, you will receive an email invitation with sign up.

Each completed review will be placed in a drawing for prizes awarded at our End of Summer Party on July 31 at the Stone Company Store in Oceanside. Every three books you read, regardless of review, you get a Reading Incentive!

All reviews will also be eligible for a chance to win the GRAND prize, a new Kindle Fire Tablet! You are also entered in the opportunity drawing for the Kindle when you attend library events!

A Land To Call Home
Lauraine Snelling
Book four is this one out of a 21 book series! The Bjorklund family came from Norway to homestead in the Dakota Territory. There are more weddings, births, deaths and life happening in the prairies. It gives a good history of why people came from Norway and how the Dakota Territory grew into North and South Dakota. This book talks about how they farmed the land, learned about natural medicines from a Native American women they befriended, planted gardens, built sod houses and barns. How farm machinery helped out with the hard labor of farming and how neighbors really helped each other out with having babies and helping with gathering hay for the animals,etc. Ingeborg one of the main original characters of the books officially has made improvements on the land and has worked it for 5 years so she owns it out right. Her and her neighbors are talking about building a church and school and other businesses in the town they voted to call Blessing.
Falling Kingdoms
Morgan Rhodes
Not a fan of this one. The characters were shallow, the pacing was poor, there was a lot of needless bloodshed, and the romance aspect of it was...uncomfortable in many places. One character is in love with a man old enough to be her father, and another is in love with his own sister. She's actually adopted into the family, but that does not make it any more comfortable, especially since the brother isn't aware of this fact until half-way through the book.