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The Quintland Sisters: A Novel ~ Shelley Wood

March 11, 2019

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Genre: Adult/Literary Fiction

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780062839091

464 pages

Source: Publisher via TLC Book Tours

Before I was asked to be on the tour for this book, I hadn’t heard a thing about the Dionne Quintuplets, five girls born around the Great Depression, who became a social spectacle.

While I was reading the story, I had the book with me one day at Dublin Donuts and the woman behind the register began to tell me all about a doll her mother had given her. Apparently, when the true story of the girls was all the rage, there were, in fact, dolls and other merchandise sold upon their arrival. It doesn’t surprise me at all, given human nature to sensationalize every single thing.

The novel itself, it’s absolutely fascinating. The story begins centered around the girls’ birth, told from the perspective of the young midwife tasked with their care. I won’t spoil the ending, though it’s in the history books if you feel so inclined to spoil it for yourself but let’s just say it was not a pleasant one for a mom of little folks.

Woods’s writing is excellent, despite the story of heartache and I really appreciate her historical attention to detail. I can’t believe I hadn’t even heard of the story until picking up this book. As with most historical fiction, I know there are some liberties taken so do with that what you will.

Overall, though, I thoroughly enjoyed the story and it might have sent me on a bit of a historical fiction kick for a good while.

As always, don’t just take my word for it. Check out the other TLC Book Tour stops below!

Instagram Features

Tuesday, March 5th: Instagram: @giuliland

Wednesday, March 6th: Instagram: @theunreadshelf

Thursday, March 7th: Instagram: @oddandbookish

Friday, March 8th: Instagram: @rendezvous_with_reading

Saturday, March 9th: Instagram: @basicbsguide

Sunday, March 10th: Instagram: @sjwonderlandz

Monday, March 11th: Instagram: @megabunnyreads

Review Stops

Tuesday, March 5th: As I turn the pages

Wednesday, March 6th: Bibliotica

Thursday, March 7th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

Friday, March 8th: Kritters Ramblings

Monday, March 11th: Iwriteinbooks’s blog

Tuesday, March 12th: Literary Quicksand

Wednesday, March 13th: A Bookish Affair

Thursday, March 14th: BookNAround

Monday, March 18th: Laura’s Reviews

Tuesday, March 19th: Instagram: @lifebetweenwords

Wednesday, March 20th: Instagram: @lindsays_books

Thursday, March 21st: Lindsay’s Book Reviews

Purchase Links

HarperCollins | Amazon | BarnesandNoble

Photo by Tyler Dyck

About Shelley Wood

Shelley Wood is a writer, journalist, and editor. Her work has appeared in the New Quarterly, Room, the Antigonish Review, Causeway Lit, and the Globe and Mail (UK). Born and raised in Vancouver, she has lived in Montreal, Cape Town, and the Middle East, and now has a home, a man, and a dog in British Columbia, Canada.

Find out more about Shelley at her website, and connect with her on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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