Sharing Reviews


  1. Corn Rose
    By Carolin I Moore on August 1, 2013
    Format: Hardcover
    Corn Rose follows the desires, dreams, flaws and sufferings of a woman navigating the peaks and valleys of young love. If that wasn’t enough, she has been transported from her life in LA to a rural Iowa farm and a not-so-understanding mother-in-law. The vividly described setting, atmosphere and family dynamics showcase the strength and courage required of Rose to adapt and succeed as well as the author’s talent.

  2. By Kathleen M. McAtee on July 19, 2013
    Format: Hardcover
    Just finished Corn Rose and what a wonderful summer read! The author does a great job with descriptive words, making one feel as if they are there. I did not want to put it down once I started reading it. What a wonderful tribute not only to Rose, but to all of the women of that era who sacrificed so much for their families. It is still relevant today for women everywhere as we face the challenges of marriage, child rearing, and fulfilling our own personal dreams.

  3. 4.0 out of 5 stars Corn Rose, July 5, 2013
    By PAR – See all my reviews
    This review is from: Corn Rose (Hardcover)
    Ms Epp has evoked a wonderful nostalgic view of life on an Iowa farm just after the end of World War Two. She has some beautiful similes and metaphors to be on the look out for. Rose will capture your heart with her unceasing courage.

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars Corn Rose, June 11, 2013
    By Sharyl Van Dorin – See all my reviews
    Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: Corn Rose : A Novel (Kindle Edition)
    Corn Rose : A Novel
    Wonderful story of a young woman who has left her great life in California to move and conquer the hardships of living on a farm in Iowa during the 1940′s. She has no idea of what she is to endure. You soon realize what a wonderful person she is “inside and on the outside” and always showing her faith. You see her love for her husband and her family as she becomes accustomed to her new way of life. Could not put this novel down….would recommend buying the book and getting the author’s signing.

  5. Surprise big sis!! I am enjoying your blog and all your comments :) Your momma would be so proud of her oldest…she’s a smiling down on you every minute. I’m glad she knew about the book before she passed away, she was delighted…and referred to it as “her book” to me several times. She also kinda worried about your description regarding some elements lol….:) Well the book is amazing and I can’t wait for Oprah to get ahold of it! I often wonder how will this book impact lives?

    Your first book “With Love Stan” has been a gift in ways we haven’t even seen yet, Yes we have witnessed first hand the strength, the love, the pain and the healing toward veterans and their families. So many wonderful new beginnings plus our extended military families with our families… but maybe this is only the surface that you have scratched?


One thought on “Sharing Reviews

  1. Hi Karen—
    Ahhhhhhhh—-I just finished reading Corn Rose and I LOVED it! I feel like I became a friend of Rose’s and a supporter of Flo. You have a wonderful way of connecting the characters and the reader. When I had to stop reading for awhile, I eagerly awaited when I could pick it up again. I could relate to those Iowa winters and the rather difficult life our parents had growing up. I also loved the way you pulled it all together at the end of the book. I felt satisfied, as Rose must have, as she looked over the wall of honor. Congratulations on writing such a marvelous story!
    Kay Larson


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