5 member(s) found this review helpful.
This is a powerful and moving story of mistakes and forgiveness. It makes you examine your own life to see if any forgiveness is due. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. A great read!
4 member(s) found this review helpful.
I'm a longtime fan of Kristin Hannah's books, but have been disenchanted with her last few efforts. The last book I really enjoyed was True Colors.
I'm glad that I didn't pay any money for this book. I'd never heard the pejorative phrase "helicopter mom" (overparenting) before picking up this book. I could only get through the first 75 pages or so before throwing in the towel and skipping to the end. I found it boring and predictable. It reads like a YA novel or an ABC After School Special movie, and it's categorized as women's fiction. Not hardly. I really disliked the characters of the overprotective mother and the needy daughter. The husband's character was underwritten.
Again, as she has in previous books, she ties the end up in a pretty bow, and it's not really believable.
While Ms. Hannah writes really well, her stories are not ones that I care to read about in the future. I doubt that I'll pick up any more of her books.
3 member(s) found this review helpful.
This is my first experience with the reading of a book by Kristin Hannah. The book kept me interested all the way through, but I found it very depressing most of the time. Life is not always a happy party though, and a lot of issues covered in this book were very serious issues that parents of teenagers might find helpful. One review mentioned that it read like a Young Adult book, but I disagree...although teenagers might gain some insight by reading it. It reminded me of one of my favorite authors, Jodi Picoult who tends to write about controversial issues, and I intend on reading more books by Ms. Hannah in the future.