Go Away Home

Fiction - Historical - Personage
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 06/09/2014
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Author Biography

Carol Bodensteiner is a writer who finds inspiration in the places, people, culture and
history of the Midwest. After a successful career in public relations consulting, she turned to creative writing. She blogs about writing, her prairie, gardening, and whatever in life interests her at the moment. She published a memoir GROWING UP COUNTRY: MEMORIES OF AN IOWA FARM GIRL in 2008. Her debut novel GO AWAY HOME
was published in 2014.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Samantha Rivera for Readers' Favorite

Liddie is a farm girl who’s never wanted to stay there. She’s always wanted to explore the world and she’s finally gotten the opportunity. But then things change at home and she is forced to change her plans. When her luck turns around yet again, Liddie is determined to make the most of the opportunity. Escaping her farm is more wonderful than she could have dreamed, but at the same time Liddie isn’t sure what she wants to do with her new-found freedom. Being a seamstress is everything she could have imagined, but there’s much more to living in the city than just the job that she wants. Go Away Home is the perfect story of coming home.

If you’ve ever had bigger dreams than your current circumstances allow then you know exactly how Liddie feels living on a farm and dreaming of the big city. I could definitely relate to her and that made it even better reading her story. There’s so much happening for her and each time you think it’s over there’s more. Poor Liddie goes through a lot in her life, but that’s nothing compared to what her friends and family go through. After all, there’s danger and problems in everyone’s life. I couldn’t get enough of Go Away Home by Carol Bodensteiner. This was an amazing story and I will be recommending it to all of my friends. Excellent characters and an extremely realistic plot made this a great book that I know I will be reading again.


i cant wait to read this Carol!!! Karen

Ann E. Beneke

"Go Away Home" is a wonderful and well-written novel that reminds me of stories from my mother, who was born in 1914, and her Iowa relatives who were in their prime during the World War I era. My maternal grandparents, who were born in 1870 and 1876 and who died before I was born, and my paternal grandparents, whom I knew well, were all Iowa farmers.