"I thought this was pretty good, and fast paced. I just always have a hard time with things that sare soooo hyped up. I do find al the religious connections and how they all come together in the end fascinating."
"Amy Tan has such a unique way of writing and because of it, the story just seems to flow. This si the story of a young girl and her nanny in China. Some great surprises and some sad revelations for the reader. Enjoy!"
"I really enjoyed the style of writing Wells uses, kind of familiar. This is a great story with some ditsurbing parts, but well written and catches you in pretty quick. I also enjoyed the follow-up, YaYas in Bloom."
"Unbelieveable but true! I had to do some research after the whole "Million Little Pieces fiasco", but this is the real thing and I could not put it down. Walls had a childhood like none I could ever imagine, especially since I am currently raising children and feel like I think and over think every decision I make...this is a must read!"
"One of the best I have read. A truly engaging story that pulls you in immediately and absolutely gets you to identify with it's characters. I read it in one sitting and then my husband (who never reads) did the same!"
"This book was so thought provoking~freed slaves owning slaves...very difficult to wrap my brain around anyone owning slaves of course, but I was riveted. Jones seamlessly moved from one time period to another, giving glimpses of the futures of some of the characters. He gives amazing/horrifying details at points, but leaves the judging up to us. A great read by an incredibly talented author."
"I really enjoyed the writing style, got into the book by the first page, but was somewhat disappointed by the ending. I seem to remember feeling the same way about Buffalo Soldier but not about Midwives. Definitely thought provoking and worth reading. A good book club discussion book."
"I enjoyed this book. I like the easy writing style adn find this a good break from some of the heavier novels. This is about a bunch of new mothers and their journeys into motherhood, as well as what happens in their marriages."
"Edwards really gives the reader something to think about! A doctor's wife gives birth to twins, and while she is still under anesthesia, he decides to save her the pain of raising a mentally challenged child and gives her away! The story unfolds from there and keeps the reader riveted."
"Still worth a read after all the controversy, but now you can read this as the exaggerated story of a recovering drug addict. It is gripping and unbelievable, and a good book for reading groups because you can read all the smokinggun.com articles about James Frey."
"I couldn't put this down and think it is my favorite of the Picoult books. A couple has another child that is a genetic match to one of their children so she can be a donor to her. This child now sees this the only reason she exists and the story takes off from there. A great book for discussions!"
"This book is definitely in my top ten. It is historical fiction, which I love, but I think the story will appeal even to those not addicted to the genre. It is my favorite book so far from Philippa Gregory, althoug I will say that I enjoy them all."
"definitely inthe top three of all time for me. So incredibly well told, and a great balance to the male dominated stories of the bible. Don't we always wonder what the other half was thinking? If you loved this one, try The Twentieth Wife and The Feast of Roses--they are about Indian history and telling the female side."