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Subject: Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
Date Posted: 4/2/2011 6:35 AM ET
Member Since: 9/8/2009
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Maybe I've been living in a vacuum, but I sure hadn't heard of this book and am surprised that it hasn't gotten more attention...

You can read the reviews to get the book's premise.... And I don't want to give the story away here because it's worth watching it unfold on your own.  But it was want an AMAZING READ, I highly recommend it.  It's been a long time since I read a book that touched me the way this one did.

I thought that someone had posted a request for the names of books that included WWII stories in Europe, but I can't find the thread now.  At any rate, this one would fit the bill. 

Treat yourself to this book.  I think you'll be glad you did. 

Date Posted: 4/2/2011 8:54 AM ET
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I read that too.  Have you read anything else of hers? I just finished Magic Hour, which was really good but Firefly Lane is still my favorite.  She really does the sister/mom relationship thing really well.

Date Posted: 4/2/2011 11:26 AM ET
Member Since: 10/28/2008
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I have never read a book by Kristen Hannah that I did not like.  The Winter Garden was a good book soon to be a movie from what I have heard.  I am with Margaret  Firefly Lane was the best I read in a long time.

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Date Posted: 4/2/2011 7:25 PM ET
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You know, the funny thing is that I read the Readers Digest version of Winter Garden, and I liked it but didn’t love it.  Makes me wonder if the condensed versions really do lose something, because I have heard may people rant about this book.  My same RD copy has Half Broke Horses but I may wait and read the original version.

Date Posted: 4/3/2011 2:25 AM ET
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New book due out in 2011.   Night Road

Date Posted: 4/3/2011 7:04 PM ET
Member Since: 10/6/2007
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Thanks!  I think I have two kristin hannah books that are waiting for me to get to them, but I always appreciate a recommendation!

MaryF in KY

Date Posted: 5/7/2011 9:50 PM ET
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I loved this book and have recommended it to many.

Date Posted: 5/8/2011 11:44 AM ET
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I think I have read about 4 of KH's books now and Firefly Lane is still my favorite.  She seems to have a good "formula", mothes/daughters/sisters.