Amanda Williams

kentucky Title: Oh, Kentucky!

Author: Betty Layman Receveur

Student: Amanda Williams

Why this book?  I remember finding this book in Midway (Kentucky’s) library as a young teenager. It is a historical romance set against the frontier settlement of Kentucky. I was intrigued by it and by its sequel, Kentucky Home. The author, a seventh generation Kentuckian, began writing after having left high school to marry at age 14. As a young teenager myself I was interested in the author’s story as well as her heroine’s. In the book Receveur weaves historical figures of early Kentucky against a story about her original character, Kitty Gentry. This book has become something of an old friend to me; perhaps a bit of a guilty pleasure, but a book that I’ve read time and time again.

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