Review: The Barefoot Road

Author: Vivienne Vermes. 
Genre: Romance, Historical Fiction. 
Rating: 🍫🍫🍫🍬

Vivienne Vermes' debut novel is a gripping read which will appeal to readers who enjoy historical fiction, thrillers and evocative themes. The book begins with a young woman found, emaciated and unconscious, in the mountains surrounding a village in Transylvania. When it is discovered that she is of an ethnic group which was violently driven out of the regions many years before, old wounds are reopened as the villagers are reminded of their role in the bloodshed.

An uneasy peace is maintained until a young married man falls in love with the girl, and tension begin to rise within the community. The mysterious disappearance of a child causes this tension to mount into hysteria, driving the story to its chilling outcome.

The cover is colorful and eye-catching, but on closer look, I thought that it didn't look very polished, since the image was a crayon-like painting. 

The Barefoot Road was an engaging story about a woman who was hurt and left to die, who's later rescued by the healer's son. 

I loved the storyline. It was beautiful and thought-provoking all at the same time. 

Though the historical-ish naration put me off a bit, and I've realized that historical is not a genre I'm really fond of. 

Sometimes, the descriptions were too much. I'm more of an action loving girl—in the sense that things should keep happening—and so this book was quite dull for me at moments. 

And yet, I enjoyed reading The Barefoot Road, and I'm glad I got a chance to read it. 

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