Book Reviews of Truelove & Homegrown Tomatoes

Truelove & Homegrown Tomatoes
Truelove Homegrown Tomatoes
Author: Julie Cannon
ISBN-13: 9780743245883
ISBN-10: 0743245881
Publication Date: 8/5/2003
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 52 ratings
Publisher: Touchstone
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
A quick, sweet, Southern read. Not great literature, but just a nice feeling book.
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A delightful story of a recently widowed Southern woman raising a rebellious sixteen year daughter and a thirteen year old niece she has taken in. She's rather just enjoy growing her tomatoes!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the first book in the series by Julie Cannon. We meet the main character, Imogene, as she has just lost her husband of 48 years. Imogene lives with her adopted daughters, Lou, who is her niece and another girl named Jeanette who is 16 and a handful. As Imogene tries to get past her loss she is given the advice by her friends that what she needs is to find another husband. This advice hurts Lou who feels that Imogene should still be in mourning. When Imogene goes and gets a makeover, that really upsets Lou who finds solace with her dog and at the riverbank. Meanwhile, Jeannette seems to be acting too secretive and touchy but Imogene writes it off as Jeanette just being a teenager coupled with losing her Dad to whom she was closer than Imogene.

Eventually after some crazy dates with potential husbands, Imogene finally returns to her other true love, the garden. Here she can put all her energy and feelings into the soil and watch the wonderful transformation of the things that grow, especially her beloved tomatoes.

This was a very entertaining read and had me laughing out loud at times. I recommend this to those who enjoy Fannie Flagg.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book. It was so easy to relate to each of the main characters regardless of their ages. That's what I call good writing. When Imo's husband died her grief and the length of time she went through the mourning process was so real. Not to be missed! Also, be sure to read the sequel.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good wholesome book.
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I was super let down with this book. I kept on reading thinking it was going to be worthwhile, but it never got there.

I missed the point of it and didn't find the characters particularly charming, inviting or even well-developed.

Hated it.
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Wonderful story of Southern women. I occasionally questioned Imo's actions & even her sanity, the story of Imo and her "daughters", Lou & Jeanette, touched me and made me laugh and cry.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this book very much--------
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Great book,Down home,Loved it
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This is a delightful book set in Georgia, and all the Southern rules apply! A funny and poignant story about a widow and her two daughters.
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This was an extremely cute book. By cute, I mean it just felt "homey" to me. The author's descriptions were great, I loved her characters and it was easy to reminisce about my own grandparents and the attachment that they felt to their garden...... how it told you a lot about life itself. I highly recommend this novel!
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Lovely story of a widow raising two daughters -- neither hers by birth. The garden is her strength when she is lonely and when her "manhunting" plans don't work out. A supporting cast of friends and several developing situations keep it interesting. Especially good for those who like Southern traditions and manners.
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Awesome book, especially for those (like me) who love the downhome feel of a true Southern novel about strong Southern women.
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This is the first and best book of this series. Really enjoyed the exploits of this widowed woman who tries to connect with men in the Kroger store---very funny!
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Just delightful, slice of life in the farmland of Georgia. A sweet story and well told. Definitely going to read the sequel.
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Wonderful.............can't put down book!
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I was looking for something to read one night because I was having trouble sleeping and very soon it was not a problem, I fell right to sleep after about 10 pages. The next day I skipped ahead to see if it gets any better and was no more impressed. I thought it was a slow read.