• Kana Wu

The Glassblower by Petra Durst-Benning. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I read this book in mid of 2018 and don't recall the smallest detail. At that time, I borrowed it from Kindle Prime reading; still, I could attest that this book is among the best I've ever read. The storyline is somewhat slow for some people (even for me), but it doesn't bother me at all.

It is about three sisters in a tiny village in Germany in the 19th century who struggle to continue their lives after their father passed away. Neighbors suggest that they sell their glassblower store to another glassblower owner. In that era, it is not common for women to work as a glassblower, which is considered men's jobs.

But the sisters can't sell it. They love their father and want to keep his legacy. With all jeers from the neighbors who disagree that women join the profession, the three sisters ignore and continue to produce beautiful glass ornaments. In the morning, they work for other glassblower stores, and at night, they start working in their store.

Hindrance after hindrance, the sisters conquer them despite heartbreaking and traumatic experiences they encounter. With the help of a young man who used to be their father's apprentice, their store slowly picks up and ready to ship their first bulk order.

If you like reading about hard-working people and how they conquer obstacles, this book is perfect for you.

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