Everybody’s Somebody by Beryl Kingston

This book was provided to me as an ARC by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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My Thoughts:

What I Loved: This simplicity of this story was wonderful. I loved following this one woman’s life.

How I Felt: Rosie made me nervous at times. Her choices were spontaneous and stubborn, but always to better her family. My only complaint about this book is the writing style to show the way the character’s speak. When I first started the book, I had a hard time with some of the sentences. It is written as some speaking in a cockney accent. So the words are broken and it makes the sentence jilted. I hand to read many sentences more than once. That said I loved this story.

To Read or Not To Read: This is a To Read. A historical fiction novel covering world war 1 through the beginning of world war 2. It touches on the Wall Street crash as well.

What’s This Book About Anyway?

The book starts with a class touring an art museum. A girl asks about a woman in a painting and is told she is no one of consequence. The girl feels that Everybody’s Soomeone…and then we time jump to Rosie as a young girl waiting for her Pa to get home.

Rosie lives in the country with a poor family struggling to make it. Rosie is heading to her first job working in a castle. We follow Rosie as she busts her butt to keep stepping up in life; making her life better. She ends up in London where we encounter the artist from the painting. The story unfolds so beautifully going to through highlights in her life. It was a wonderful book and made me smile with happiness many times.

My Question For You:

Have you ever wondered about the story behind a photograph or painting?

Footnotes:

#everybodysaomebody #berylkingston #shejustlovesbooks #historicalfiction

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