Book Review: Under the Wide and Starry Sky

Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan 

I really enjoyed this book. I’m not usually one for historical novels (fiction or non fiction – which i’m fairly certain this book is a little of both).

The life of Robert Louis Stevenson and Franny Osbourne  Stevenson as told by Nancy Horan is really interesting!

I empathize with both main characters; each painstaking journey, each failing of health, each mental breakdown. I think back in the day it is a miracle Louis survived as long as he did. I think maybe his cheerfulness and Franny taking care of him had much to do with that.

I loved the characters (and yes, they were real people). I loved that Horan gave them thoughts, lives and personalities that I’m not sure anyone would have known about unless they were a history buff.

This is an interesting story about love, life, the struggle of being an author and dealing with hardships.

4/5 Stars

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