REVIEW: I think I might be one of the luckiest gals on earth. I just finished the new book by Elizabeth Berg titled Earth’s the Right Place for Love. I have been honored to be the recipient of so many great books to read this year for review. I have to admit I do fall in love easily with my books, their characters and plots but there have been some outstanding books this year already. It is going to be a stellar year and we’re not quite a fourth into it!
This book takes me back to my early years. The days when our streets were quiet, not much traffic and the children and parents were outside and not sitting in their house on electronics. We were always outside and now I never see anyone out just enjoying the day. The book starts and ends in the winter of 2016. The first chapter picks up in April of 1947 in Mason, Missouri. The book is the telling of the young life of Arthur and the girl he loves named Nola. You must read the book to find out what happens between Arhur and Nola.
I loved every minute of this book. It reminds me of the way life was in my young years growing up and how my mother was. Women wore more dresses back then and were home raising the family and keeping house. The kind of woman my mother was. She took care of me, nurtured me and made sure I had what I needed to be the woman I grew up to be. She was the best. I think Arthur thought his mother was the best too.
I love small towns where you know everyone and they all know you. This is what Mason was like and when a storm goes through, they all go out to help each other clean up and rebuild. Arthur did odd jobs for the older women in town on Saturdays to earn his spending money and he learned to enjoy and appreciate the older generation. Arthur was kind, loving and a soft soul.
If you love reading books that take you back to your early years or you love to read about the time period your parents or grandparents lived during, this book is definitely one you should pick up. There is a love story and a story of true friendship. There are times of great loss and times to be treasured. I just can’t say enough about this book. Until next time…Happy Reading!
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SYNOPSIS: This beautiful new novel by the beloved author of Open House and Talk Before Sleep tells the story of two young people growing up in Mason, Missouri, and how Arthur Moses, a shy young man, becomes the wise and compassionate person readers loved in The Story of Arthur Truluv.
Nola McCollum is the most desirable girl in Arthur’s class, and he is thrilled when they become friends. But Arthur wants far more than friendship. Unfortunately, Nola has a crush on the wrong Moses—Arthur’s older brother, Frank, who is busy pursuing his own love interest and avoiding the boys’ father, a war veteran with a drinking problem and a penchant for starting fights. When a sudden tragedy rocks the family’s world, Arthur struggles to come to terms with his grief. In the end, it is nature that helps him to understand how to go on, beyond loss, and create a life of forgiveness and empathy. But what can he do about Nola, who seems confused about what she wants in life, and only half aware of the one who loves her most?
Full of unforgettable characters and written with Elizabeth Berg’s characteristic warmth, humor, and insight into people, Earth’s the Right Place for Love is about the power of kindness, character, and family, and how love can grow when you least expect it.
4 thoughts on “Earth’s the Right Place for Love by Elizabeth Berg ~ 5⭐”
Ahh the good old days of no electronics. What a fun time we had. Wonderful review 💗
Thank you! Yes. I miss those days.
I got a copy of this when it was published. Love the cover and it sounds very good.
I love a book that takes me back.
Thank you! It is not crime or thriller like we gravitate to but, it was so good. I hope you like it.