A dear, heartaching story of a young girl growing to womanhood virtually ignored in a house of father, brothers and spaniels. The love of her dog and the memory of her dead brother sustain her until puberty, when she falls under the spell of troubled Charleston beauty Lulu. Poignant, amazing, and worth every minute of the read.
I really enjoyed this story especially after reading it twice. I ordered it on CD from this site not realizing (until I started listening)that I had read the book previously. I will be reading more from Anne Rivers Siddons.
I loved this book. One of Anne Rivers Siddons most compelling! It is a wonderful story with many unexpected twists and turns. You hardly know which side you are on. It turns a young girl into a fine young woman, the hard way. This would make a great vacation read....you will be engrossed.
This book is sooooo good. Beautiful work of a very talented author just pours visison of the south into your mind and tells the tale of a small girl in the south as she grows up without a mother and finds a true life long friend. Abbsolutly wonderful.
I enjoyed the story. It was hard for me to decide how I felt about some of the characters. I've finished the book and I'm still not sure.
There was too much descriptive prose for my taste, so I skimmed some paragraphs and I was a little unsatisfied with the ending. I guess I always want complete closure.
All in all, though, a good read. I'll look for more of this author's books.