what a great book...three friends, Jeanne, Hannah, and Liz, grow up together and share a secret...they meet later in life and realize they all share new secrets of their own...they must resolve their current issues and the secret from their past...a really good read. -Mirah W.
Books like this are a great weekend read, but I'll probably forget all about it by this time next week. Nothing great or bad about it, I enjoyed reading it, and it was interesting to see some different characters, but nothing really memorable. Overall I liked it and will probably look for something else from this author, but maybe something with a little more substance. I had thought, from the description, that this would have a little more suspense to it, but in general it was very mild. I guess I felt dissatisfied by the ending. It's as if all the emphasis is on the characters ability to verbalize to each other and their loved ones "what happened at Bluegang Creek", which is a nice first step, but what HAPPENED??? Did anyone go to jail, or get embarrased publicly, or lose their job, or be run out of town, or have revenge taken on them, or what? I was waiting for a THING to happen, an EVENT, not just "Gee girls, glad we got that out of the way! Well, back to life as usual only now better!". Good for you ladies, but there are dead people and shattered families and lies to deal with still, so what about all that? But, not to sound too negative, it was an imaginative, well-written story, and I like the setting in California and all the references to plants and gardening, it was an interesting and smart way to round out the stories. Nice job overall.
This book is not my favorite of this author's books. It is an okay read, but nothing mind-blowing. It starts out with a lot of drama and action, but goes on to be mainly about 3 middle-aged women and what their lives have become. In this book the author tends to write a lot about her characters' thoughts and emotions rather than tell an earth-shattering story.
I wanted to like this book more than I did. At first a coming-of-age story about there friends who experience a tragedy together that changes their lives. The story itself is good. The slight problem is in the storytelling. A lot of the action is described as being in a character's head, for example, "Jane Doe thought that she should go to the store. She thought about when she was a kid. She didn't tell anyone what she was thinking." It was just a bit too much for me, but others may enjoy this style. A quick read, and certainly keeps your interest all the way through.
I could'nt get past page 55 on this book. After awhile all I read was..blah..blah..blah. I've read stereo instruction manuels that had more excitement.
Very disappointing book. Can't remember now why I wanted to read it except that I usually like these kinds of friends for life books. It seemed to me that there was not enough information at the beginning about the 3 friends when they were children to cause me to form a bond with them. Consequently, I never really cared what happened to them as adults and I didn't like any of them.
I should have stopped reading about halfway through like I wanted to, but I continued on to the end and curse myself for doing so. It was a complete waste of time.