My church book club read this book about a year ago. I did not read it at that time because it had not become available on PBS. I since received it and read it and I loved it! It is a super-fast read that kept me interested all the way through. It didn't get bogged down in unnecessary detail that is irrelevant to the story as so may books do (which make a book much longer than need be). I really like this author's style. It made it very easy and enjoyable to read. I have also read Savannah from Savannah by her and it is also good.
this is a great story...very funny...hard to put down but very true and makes you want to examine your own life! Denise Hildreth is one of my newest favorite authors!
Maybe a year ago I might have loved this book. It just didn't hold my interest. I guess my reading tastes have changed and I now demand more from a book than just a light read. I couldn't get past the first 60 pages, figure out what the story was about, where it was going and couldn't care less. The going back and forth in time as a plot device was annoying. I don't think that I will be reading any of this author's other books.
Nothing in this book's description led me to believe it was full of Christian preachiness. Very disappointing, if I had known, I would not have ordered it. I only finished reading it because by the time I realized the extent of the book's agenda, I was halfway through and since it wasn't AWFUL, it was hard to just abandon (it's just a reading quirk I have, I hate not finishing books I've started unless they are TERRIBLE). This book isn't terrible, but it isn't great, and if preachy Christian books aren't your style, please don't order.
FaithPoint Book Club April 2007 Selection:
Flies on the Butter by Denise Hildreth When Rose Fletcher embarks on her car trip to Mullins, South Carolina, she has little idea what awaits her. A powerful DC lobbyist, Rose remains powerless over the demons of her past. On her journey, she must face her lies, her adultery, and the desperate ache of the life she once knew.
A poignant southern tale of how the lost can find their way back home. And how deep roots and southern memories--like chocolate pie, boiled peanuts, and crazy waitresses in small town diners--can remind you of why sometimes life has to come to a screeching halt so we can learn how to live.
I really liked some of the messages sent in this book. It really touched me!!! Definitely a good read for me!
The bookclub I am a member of is reading/discussing this book. We all agree that it is excellent, well written and causes the reader to think about their own life and past.
Well worth reading.
It was a little hard for me to get into at first but well worth the read, I highly suggust this book to those who enjoy a different approach to relationships