Sunday, November 27, 2022

Book Review: The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch

Are you buying books as gift this year? Do you usually? I do for some people, but it's surprising how many non-book people I have on my list!

The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch 

 Julia Brewer Daily

An heiress to the largest ranch in Texas stumbles upon people living on her property. Will she survive her attempts to return home or will she accept her fate and remain hidden away from her family forever? A modern ranch, The Thorn, has an ancient secret and The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch is a family saga as large as the state of Texas in which it abides.

Combining genres I don't read a whole lot of on their own (westerns, historical fiction, and mystery), The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch is exactly what you think of when you think of a Texas based family saga with some romance and secrets thrown in for good measure. a multi-point of view story, it is full of strong female characters, especially a mom and daughter duo who (shocker) don't see eye to eye. 

I liked that the book focuses on the relationships we have with the family we're born into, but also the people we consider our family. It did (kind of) get weird when Emma goes off riding her horse, basically camp on her own in the middle of nowhere, but then we get a storm so she takes cover in a cave. While in the cave she decides she may as well explore and she suddenly finds.. people. I won't explain more but they basically don't want her to go so she's formulating a plan and her family is out looking for her. I won't give you anything more because it truly is better for you to go in kind of blind. Overall the story is a little odd, not quite what I thought it was going to be, but I didn't hate it, it was interesting enough to keep me turning the pages because I just really had to know what the hell was going on. If you're looking for something that doesn't really fit into just one category, this is definitely a great pick. 

Thank you to TLC Book Tours for letting me be on this tour and sending a copy for review! 

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