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Set in the lawless town of Deadwood, South Dakota, Hour Glass shares an intimate look at the woman behind the legend of Calamity Jane told through the eyes of 12-year-old Jimmy Glass.   

After their pa falls deathly ill with smallpox, Jimmy and his sister, Hour, travel into Deadwood to seek help. While their pa is in quarantine, the two form unbreakable bonds with the surrogate family that emerges from the tragedy of loss.  

In a place where life is fragile and families are ripped apart by disease, death, and desperation, a surprising collection of Deadwood’s inhabitants surround Jimmy, Hour, and Jane. There, in the most unexpected of places, they find a family protecting them from the uncertainty and chaos that surrounds them all.

©2018 Michelle Rene (P)2018 Michelle Rene

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Historical Fiction at its finest!

This was a wonderful audiobook! Michelle Rene’s book is historical fiction at its finest. Chaz Allen’s narration is great as well. This story is primarily a coming-of-age yarn centered on a boy, Jimmy Glass, as he struggles to care for his ailing father and his autistic younger sister, Hour. Their journey lands them in the famous town of Deadwood, South Dakota, where adventure and colorful characters await. Enjoy!

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Great story

This is a fantastic historical fiction featuring a great cast of characters. It's a bit of a coming of age tale seen through the eyes of young Jimmy Glass as he deals with his father's illness, his sister's unusual behavior, and visions of his past. Along the way, he is aided by a colorful cast including the legendary Calamity Jane. The narration unfortunately doesn't meet the superb quality of the writing, as the audio is quite noisy and the reader pauses awkwardly from time to time. Still, I would recommend this to anyone looking for a fresh take on a frontier legend.