It is a good read, and a great story of a woman's courage. That is
- if you haven't just bought a property with acreage, where you fear snowmobiles encroaching on your property!
-if you haven't bought a home to escape the jetskis on the lake and sledders who can destroy a soft, snow-filled moment in an instant.
I'm just sayin'!
It has an environmental message, one that needs to be said. For sledders whose machines cause noise and air pollution, they mock those more inclined to walk carefully in the forest. This book convinces me that you can fight 'city hall', as it is our municipalities who most profoundly affect everyday life.
With users in the US who invade National Parks on their sleds, this is a good story of empowerment. There are those carry this sport to its extreme, throw their trash on trails, and ram their way through precious bogs. I know, I have travelled their trails, picking up their garbage, a visual assault on the land.
I fear for our young people who cannot appreciate the solitude and the healing that a nature walk can bring. Kathy has created these moments in her crafted prose, creating a character with whom I could identify and understand. I could clearly imagine Carol walking on her precious land, as I have walked my trails.
I had been reading mysteries for months, while preparing to move, helping with a new grandbaby in another city. Books that included death, murder mystery and palliative care, entertaining for a time. This book was a good solid read about a good woman. It was an excellent change of pace.
Kathy and I traded books.
She was speaking to a women's group in Bracebridge.
I spoke to them later in the month about senior health care.
There are some missed editing opportunities, but for those of us who self-publish this is predictable. It is a bitter fight to get published in Ontario. And folks, like myself, cannot get much publicity without a large publisher behind us.
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