The House on Malcolm Street: A Novel

Posted by Amy Kittel on March 3rd, 2011 filed in Leisha Kelly

by Leisha Kelly
Published by Revell in 2010

Please read my previous post on Ms. Kelly if you have not done so already.

I have enjoyed reading Leisha’s books on the Great Depression era. This one was set in the 1920s. It took me a while to get into it, but I think this had more to do with my disruptive home-life of a particular 2 year old and 4 month old.

I loved how everything trailed along. Her style is slightly different and sometimes difficult to get used to, especially with many disruptions. Two main characters write in the first person. Each chapter is titled with the character’s name, so you know who to expect. But I read to fast and frequently skip that one line. I am usually corrected in the first paragraph.

I highly recommend this book and her others to anyone who doesn’t know much about the time period, or even to those who do!

4 stars
Find it here on Goodreads

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