Book: Crow Mountain
Author: Lucy Inglis
Publisher: Chicken House
Release Date: 3rd September 2015
Received paperback ARC for honest review
Rating: ✪✪✪✪ .5
Previous book I read by Lucy Inglis, City Of Halves
While on holiday in Montana, Hope meets local boy Cal Crow, a ranch-hand. Caught in a freak accident, the two of them take shelter in a mountain cabin where Hope makes a strange discovery. More than a hundred years earlier, another English girl met a similar fate. Her rescuer: a horse-trader called Nate. In this wild place, both girls learn what it means to survive and to fall in love, neither knowing that their fates are intimately entwined.
Crow Mountain was fantastic. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to read this as I would have to say it's up there as one of my favourite reads of the year. I just have to mention that cover, it is B E A U T I F U L !!
So what's the book all about:
Crow Mountain is two stories set centuries apart that come together and mirror each other so fantastically. We have English girl Emily telling her story in 1867 as she travels though the plains of Montana to San Francisco to marry and English girl Hope's story in 2015 on a Montana mountainside while her mum conducts environmental research. These girls stories entwine in such a way that is only made great by the writing of Lucy Inglis.
From the plains of Montana, during the wars between the white and the Indians, of Emily learning to survive in the wilderness and learn who she is and what she wants. To Hope in 21st century Montana , who also learns a way to survive. Both girls where strong character's and I related to both of them, their journey's they went on were scary, eye-opening, heart breaking and just really intriguing.
You could tell Lucy really did her research during the time of the pioneering in the west and her writing brought it to life. The romance in this book was swoon worthy and heart breaking with both characters experiencing first love.
The way the stories came together made me just ...ahhh it was incredible. I even shed a little tear.
Overall Crow Mountain was incredible and I am not even doing it justice in my review, you just have to read it. It was not just a story but an experience and I can't wait to read more from Lucy Inglis.
What do you think of Crow Mountain? Is it on your TRL? What do you think of the cover? Leave me a comment below
* There is currently a giveaway on my blog where you can win a copy of Crow Mountain, open to UK/Ireland/Europe. Check it out here. These also a fun post with one of the characters from Crow Mountain.*