We read this book while we were out to dinner, rather than talk to each other! , December 8, 2005
Reviewer: Cyndy B "Annie's Mom" (Newark, DE USA)
Such a good read. Twenty years ago, my sister and I read this book over dinner at a local burger place. We didn't even talk, we just patiently waited for each other to finish a section so the other one could read it. We still read it when we visit each other's house. A wonderful, heartbreaking and inspirational story that is thick with character development. Love it, love it, love it!
My favorite book!, February 28, 2003
Reviewer: A reader
This is the best book I have ever read. I first read it when I was 19 years old and all the girls in my office were passing it around. I am 41 years old and have been recommending this book for years. It's a wonderful story about a family, taking place over 60 or more years. I think the characters are very developed - you feel as if you know them and identify with them. Certain parts actually make me cry no matter how many times I have read this book. Many years ago I read that there would be a sequel to Portraits but never heard about it any further. I would love a sequel, and also I think it would make a great movie. I have enjoyed all of Cynthia Freeman's books, but Portraits is outstanding.
from the back of the book
the tempestous, rags-to-riches story of an immigrant family who made the American dream come true.
A great book you will not be able to put down until you have read it to the very end ! - I really enjoyed reading this book
Four generations of tears and joy - The tempestuous, rags-to-riches novel of an immigrant family who made the American dream come true.
Four generations of tears and joy. The tempestuous, rags to riches novel of an immigrant family who made the American dream come true.