Book Reviews

Book Review “When We Were Vikings”

📖Thank you @gallerybooks #scoutpress for my gifted finished copy of “When We Were Vikings” by Andrew David MacDonald! And thank you to @librofm & @simon.audio (partner) for my free audio copy of the book!🎧
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💛Sometimes life isn’t as simple as heroes and villains. For Zelda, a twenty-one-year-old Viking enthusiast who lives with her older brother, Gert, life is best lived with some basic rules:
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1. A smile means “thank you for doing something small that I liked.”
2. Fist bumps and dabs = respect.
3. Strange people are not appreciated in her home.
4. Tomatoes must go in the middle of the sandwich and not get the bread wet.
5. Sometimes the most important things don’t fit on lists.
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💙But when Zelda finds out that Gert has resorted to some questionable—and dangerous—methods to make enough money to keep them afloat, Zelda decides to launch her own quest. Her mission: to be legendary. It isn’t long before Zelda finds herself in a battle that tests the reach of her heroism, her love for her brother, and the depth of her Viking strength.
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💛”When We Were Vikings” is an uplifting debut about an unlikely heroine whose journey will leave you wanting to embark on a quest of your own, because after all…We are all legends of our own making.

💙As a parent of two kids with autism, I loved that main character Zelda was well representative of a person with a high functioning learning disability. Some authors just don’t hit the mark in that area. MacDonald nailed it!
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💛A beautiful, heart-warming, heart-breaking, inspiring and unforgettable story! Definitely recommend it and I Loved it!!
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🎧The audio version is well-narrated and held my interest from beginning to end. To get it on audio, goto Librofm, use my code MOMLOVESREADING and get a 3-for-1 audiobook deal. Librofm is the first audio app that supports indie bookstores with our purchases instead of billionaires.👍🏻😉

PS…Don’t forget today (2/16) is the last day to enter to win the book “Our Stop” featured in the Sunshine Book Stack post. Click HERE.

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