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The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder
The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder
Author: Rebecca Wells
In the small river town of La Luna, Louisiana, Calla Lily Ponder bursts into being, a force of nature as luminous as the flower she is named for. Under the loving light of the Moon Lady, the feminine force that will guide and protect her throughout her life, Calla enjoys a blissful childhood -- until it is tragically cut short. From her mother, ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060930622
ISBN-10: 0060930624
Publication Date: 4/1/2010
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
Possibly the smarmiest book I've ever attempted to read. It's so sugary sweet sappy it almost makes your teeth hurt.
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Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed this book immensely. Sure, it is a sappy read, with characters that are too good to be true, but that was the draw for me. Made me wish I was part of the Ponder family and that I grew up in Louisiana (otherwise probably on my list of least favorite places to live!). So many joyous moments and crushingly sad ones as well, and a very satisfying ending made the story come around full circle. I loved it!
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Helpful Score: 2
This book is absolutely wonderful. I love all of the Rebecca Wells books but this was truly a gem. It made me laugh and cry. The story is heartwarming from start to finish.
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Helpful Score: 2
I wanted to like this book, but I eventually grew weary of it. The word "cloying" kept recurring to me as I read it - it was just too syrupy and too stereotypically southern for me. The emotions seemed superficial, contrived and "too precious". I actually remember having the same feelings about Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, although I liked it better, so this will be my last effort at a book by this author.
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Helpful Score: 1
I wanted to like this book, but I eventually grew weary of it. The word "cloying" kept recurring to me as I read it - it was just too syrupy and too stereotypically southern for me. The emotions seemed superficial, contrived and "too precious". I actually remember having the same feelings about Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, although I liked it better, so this will be my last effort at a book by this author
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