My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I was lost in the wild, raw, endearing and charming dry coulee amongst the tumbleweed and dead trees with six of my Traveling Sisters feeling quite fresh and alive reading Hour Glass.
Hour Glass is a tender, pleasant, entertaining and charming yet gritty and rough historical fiction with all the action and excitement of a western. Michelle Rene brings life to the rough and wild frontier town of Deadwood for us in our coulee with her vivid storytelling.
Michelle Rene does a fantastic job here creating likable and interesting characters in this story that we all loved. Quiet and closed off Hour stole our hearts and we loved all the connections that she had with the other characters. We could feel their love, loyalty and need to protect her. Michelle Rene does a great job bringing color and softness to legendary Calamity Jane. She writes here with compassion as she shows us a different side to the hard, rough and rowdy Jane with the Glass children, Hour and Jimmy making this such an endearing and charming story we all really enjoyed. We all ended up lost in the same coulee not wanting to leave. We highly recommend.
Published: February 20th, 2018 by Amberjack Publishing
Thank you so much to Edelweiss, Amberjack Publishing, and Michelle Rene for a copy to read and review.
5 Bright and Sparkly Coulee Stars to Hour Glass! 2018 Favourite Reads Book!
HOUR GLASS by MICHELLE RENE is an endearing, heartwarming, and charming tale about the legendary Calamity Jane that is told through the eyes of 12-year-old Jimmy Glass. There is so much heart to this story that it really pulled at my heartstrings.
MICHELLE RENE delivers a beautifully written, interesting and a compelling story here with great dialogue and fantastic characters that you can’t help but to fall in love with. Michelle Rene does such a great job with the portrayal of Jane’s character and the characters of Jimmy and Hour Glass. The relationship that develops between Jane, Jimmy, and Hour is so touching and sweet.
Hour Glass was such a fun, entertaining, feel-good and warm story that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish! It was such a pleasure reading this absolutely beautiful historical fiction novel. Highly recommend!
Thank you so much to NetGalley, Amberjack Publishing, and Michelle Rene for an advanced copy of this book to read and review!
4.5 stars! I truly enjoyed this gritty and gripping journey into the wild west, lawless, cowboy town of Deadwood, South Dakota.
This novel is narrated by twelve-year-old Jimmy Glass. He and his younger sister, Hour, travel to Deadwood to seek help for their dying father. The legend of Calamity Jane is wrapped up in this unique and intriguing story that had me close to tears several times. Never would I have imagined a ‘western’ story to pull at my heartstrings the way this one did. The characters in this novel really got to me.
The writing was exquisite. I was fully drawn into this tale from chapter one. The characters were real. Their relationships were intense, captivating and emotional. The atmosphere was vivid and mesmerizing. The old western slang dialogue was done perfectly.
There was a point where my attention fell slightly, but I was still completely invested in the characters and their journey. This is one of those books that the more I think about it, the more I love it.
A big thank you to NetGalley, Amberjack Publishing and Michelle Rene for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review!!