Book Review: THE NATURE OF FRAGILE THINGS (⭐⭐⭐⭐) by @soozmeissner
Genre: Historical Fiction
Soon after 22 year old Sophie adjusts to being a mail order bride to husband, Martin, and a mother to his young daughter, Kat, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake literally rocks their world to the core. Will they all survive, and what secrets will it uncover?
“It is the nature of fragile things to break… And just as it is the nature of men and women to build, it is also in our nature to begin again after disaster.”
This story was intriguing and suspenseful from the very first pages, and definitely grabbed my attention throughout. I loved the quick pacing and thought it read more like a mystery/thriller than a historical fiction novel. I’ve dubbed it a historical thriller hehe. Lastly, I also loved the cast of strong female characters and their blossoming friendship which soon ripened into a strong, familial bond.
The aftermath of the 45 second earthquake (and the ensuing fires) was horrendous, and my heart ached for the hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the catastrophic event.
Location: San Francisco, California
I received an advance copy of this book in a giveaway from Graphics by Sharlene. All opinions are my own.