“Dobyns Chronicles by” Shirley McLain, a Review by Gayle Pace

5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE OVERCOMING HARDSHIPS, September 7, 2014

By Gayle Pace “May A Rainbow Shine Down On You!” (Missouri)

I read this entire book and all the while felt it was a true story. Didn’t realize it until I was done. The author wrote with such a feeling of the characters being so real that you felt you could reach out and hug Viola as she was crying at the loss of her Ma and Pa. You don’t lose your way in this book. It flows so nicely that you don’t have to go back and re-read to figure out what is going on. The author gives us such closeness that the pioneers had. They helped each other no matter what. Ms. McLain gave us so much history through Charlie Dobyns and his family, the ups and downs, the heartaches and the losses. And yet they trudged on, not liking it, but knowing they could lean on each other and make it. To me this was a history that was lived, not made up. Charlie Dobbins was a ‘half-breed’ of a Cherokee mother and Texas cowboy. The early pioneer days in the Red River valley ranch were hard and came to an unhappy close in 1888. The author then leads us with Charlie through McAlester, Oklahoma. Times were heartbreaking, Yellow Fever, tax sale of their home, deaths and yet the family held strong on love and kindness. Charlie held on to a strong connection to God that took him from a young boy to a grandfather. What a wonderful gift Ms. McLain has given the reader with such a dearing eulogy at the end. Charlie left a legacy of love for his family, but also for his land… Read the rest when you finish the book. Charlie Dobyns will forever remain in the reader’s heart and mind.

Don’t let this book pass you by. It’s fiction, but such good writing that you go away with the feeling you just read Charlie Dobyn’s true life’s story. Magnificent!

I was given a complimentary copy of this book from the author, Shirley McLain and Bostick Communications for my view of the book. No other compensation took place.



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