Monday, March 10, 2008

Red Helmet by Homer Hickam

Title: Red Helmet
Homer Hickam
# pages:
Date published:
Book Around the States (WV), A Novel Challenge 2008 mini challenge #11 (a new-to-you author)

Setting: Highcoal, West Virginia

First Sentence:

“Listen to me, Norman. I’m not going to say this twice.”

Barnes & synopsis:

From the New York Times best-selling author and creator of October Sky comes a new coal-mining adventure.

Forever unlucky in love, Song Hawkins has the reputation of being a cold-hearted yet beautiful businesswoman. But everything changes when this New Yorker finds the man of her dreams in Cable Jordan, the manager of a West Virginia coal mine.

After they marry, it quickly becomes apparent Cable has no intention of leaving his beloved hometown of Highcoal. Reluctant at first, Song is soon swept up in the strange, funny, and always interesting highjinks of the little mining town's quirky citizens. But things turn deadly serious when, to save her husband and her town, she must put on the red helmet of the new coal miner and make a life-changing sacrifice.

Reason for Reading: St. Pete Book Club’s March pick.

Random Thoughts: This is the first book I’ve read by this author. It was a very interesting read with lots of information about coal mines. Populated with interesting characters, the book was fast and easy to read.

Favorite scene: Song trapping Bum.

Rating: 2.5

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