I don't think I've read anything as wonderful as this book in a long, long time! This tale of four friends who lose touch over time but are brought together sixty-five years later will touch your heart and bring tears to your eyes. Brendan, a TV news reporter, comes upon a blue bottle enclosed with the handwritten dreams of four young girls following the 1929 Stock Market Crash. Brendan is looking for something more in her life, and she decides to find out what happened to the women. What Brendan finds is more than a story, though, when she discovers that God held these women up during their lives and that God would be there for her also. What a wonderful story! I can't recommend it enough...
This is a story about four women who placed their dreams in a "blue bottle" in 1929. The bottle was found in 1994. Reporter Brendan Delaney follows up on the four women and also finds her own dream in the process. This is a very uplifting story.
Four friends gather in a dusty, cold attic and place their dreams for the future on little pieces of paper which they place in a blue bottle shaped like a log cabin. Years later, during the demoltion of this house, the bottle comes into the hands of a reporter. She sees the story of a lifetime and decides to search out these women and see if their wishes cames true. This is my first read by this author and I have already order two more. Loved it.
This is one of my all-time favorites. When someone asks me for a suggestion of what to read, this is the book I recommend. The author is a very good writer. I choose not to read her newer stuff, because she has ventured into some charecter choices that I don't connect with. This book along with "The Amethyst Heart" and "The Amber Photograph" are great choices for books to get lost in.
On Christmas Day 1929 four best friends declare their dreams for their futures and put the papers in a bottle which is hidden in an attic for 65 years. A reporter is given the bottle when the house is town down and sets out to locate these women and find out how their lives have paralleled those dreams. What she discovers changes her own life. Very good. Easy reading.
On the eve of the Depression, four girls confide their dreams on paper and commit them to posterity by storing them in a blue bottle in an attic. Sixty-five years later, a jaded female television reporter finds their girlhood wishes and determines to track the women down. While the plot may sound predictable, the characters are not; they are some of the strongest, most appealing women characters ever to appear in an evangelical fiction. The novel has a happy ending, but not in the traditional sense written for a female audience: no godly hero comes riding in on white horse to rescue the women from poverty, abandonment and despair. Their stories involve broken dreams, betrayed hearts, unconditional love, and their lifelong friendships with other women.
I enjoyed reading this. It was a pleasant book-light reading. Some times the religious aspects got a little heavy, but I did not know that it was a Christian-oriented book before I started reading it.
This is one of my favorite books of all I have read. Such a good story
of high school girls writing about what they plan to do with their lives when they are out of school. They write it on paper and put it in a bottle and leave it in the attic of one girl. It is forgotten for years and when
the house is torn down, the bottle is found and a reporter decides to try and find these gals who would be old ladies by now. Good book!!!
This was the first book I read by this author and she is going to be a favorite. The story was absolutely wonderful. Couldn't put it down.
EXCELLENT BOOK!!!!! I read this in a few nights, and lent it to two people afterwards because I thought it was so good!
Well done. I look forward to reading more by this author.
A bottle with the wishes of 4 girls on the verge of womanhood are places in a bottle. Years later it's found by a reporter who wants to find the women and see how their wishes came out.
Won book of the year in our book club.
This was a very good book with interesting characters.
Great book. A reporter finds a blue bottle filled with four young girls dreams and then goes on a quest to find each of them and see if their dreams were fulfilled. Very good read!
Enjoyed this book--an enthralling story!
Really enjoyed this book!
A very good book to share with mother and daughters, best friends and other women folk that you are close to.
Four friends woven through time-WOW
Excellent story with interesting characters and a happy ending.
In an attic, 4 little girls write their dreams on paper & place them inside an old blue bottle. Will their dreams come true? Many years later, the house with the attick is demolished & a reporter on the scene spies the blue bottle, unbroken, & is fascinated when she finds the papers inside with the 4 little girls dreams. She hunts down each of the girls, now older women, & discovers what became of their dreams. When you read the book, you, too, will discover what the reporter discovered--how God answers the dreams of when we were children to make us into the women He wants us to be.
I absolutely loved this book. Just a great book about friends and the twists and turns their lives take. Four friends just ready to graduate from high school and begin their lives place a written copy of what their hopes and dreams are in a blue bottle and hide it in the attic of the house of one of them. The house is being demolished and a reporter gets ahold of the bottle 60 years later. A beautiful story unfolds of dreams unfulfilled and yet wonderful lives lived. It is a life changing event for the reporter also. A very well written book as the lives of the four are retold.
Given to me! I have not read.