I am a huge Dorotheea Benton Frank fan. I've read all her books. She always writes about the places and characteristics of the Low Country,and the people living there.This one was so different.It almost felt like a comedy. Can books be comedies?We have the daughter of a northwestern wealthy family, where money is no object, meeting and marrying a southern boy, who's family is not as crazy as she had you believing at first.A very delighful tale, the feel of southern peaches and pies, and how things can change in an instant.
I have been devouring all her books lately. This book was not like the rest!I didn't think I'd like it part way through it, but it finished up in an interestering story. Just a quirky kind of Low-Country tale, I guess.
Just finished this incredible book. It's by the author of The Tattoist of Auschwitz, and while it's not a continuation of the story, it's about one of the characters in that book and her story. It's based on facts of a woman who was in the concentration camps and then sentenced to fifteen years in Siberia at a Russian camp afterward. Her story is just amazing.
I'm not sure what or who prompted me to order it. It's an interesting tale of an 11 year old girl with autism/ Aspbergers, or at least that is the assumption I made from reading her story. She is suddenly orphaned and with the help of a very odd assortment of characters, slowly starts falling into a new family dynamic. It is interesting to ready this diary written story from her point if view. I highly enjoyed this very easy read.
I am a Kristin Hannah fan,and love everything she writes. So much so, that a few chapters into this book, I realized I had read it already, but enjoyed it all over again! I love stories about families and relationships.This one was interesting, in that we watched the main character, Elizabeth, finally become her own person after living in here husband's shadow for their whole married life.
The continuing story of Dell, the orphan child we met in Tending Roses and Language of the Sycamores. She is now the foster child of Karen and attending the prestigious Harrington School for the arts. People are aware of her talents in voice and music,but she is far behind in English,math and science. Julia is the new guidance counselor,with a whole background story of her own. She takes an interest in Dell, knowing what she is going through being completely out of her element. Interesting look at the drug use that goes on with the privileged students, and how one woman stands up for what she believes. I am now looking forward to the next book, A Thousand Voices,which I think deals with Dell in later years! I'm a HUGE Lisa Wingate fan!!
Pretty much the typical Danielle Steel novel. This one involves a young girl who's life changes drastically at every turn. I enjoyed watching her evolve, and there was an element of surprise in some of her choices. Danielle is back to repeating the same things quite a lot throughout the story.If you love her stories, you will like this one.
I really enjoyed this book.I do love stories about relationships between women friends. Jane Green had an odd style of writing, I felt. Almost like she was narrating the story instead of telling it. Maybe it's a British thing. Anyway, I loved the characters, each with their own stories and secrets, and it took me a while to figure some things out. But a nice story!
Interesting story told from three people's views. During the Holocaust, a woman and her husband are taken to the camps for working with the resistance. They are separated,and she ends up working in the camp brothel. The women are used to reward prisoners for good behavior, but she catches the eye of an SS officer. His story and hers are told,as is one from another political prisoner. This one, Luciano,in Argentina in 1977. I kept waitng to see how they would connect. This is about the horrors of the concentration camps in WWII. I am very much interested in reading stories from that time.Very graphic details.
I just loved this book! I laughed and cried throughout the story. Such a quirky woman, the story slowly unfolds about her life, giving an explanation of why she is the way she is. A story that will touch your heart as you grow to love all the characters in it.
This book started out really exciting. A woman visiting her young daughter in the hospital goes to grab a sandwich,and when she returns the daughter is missing. Then it develops into two more stories, both highly unbelievable (to me) . I won't talk about them due to spoilers. It kept me going, because I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. I am really not a fan of suspense books, maybe that's why I wasnt that crazy about it.
Another exceptional book by Lisa Genova. She was the author of Still Alice,and my favorite of hers, Left Neglected. This book was about a concert pianist who is suffering from ALS. The story starts when he begins to have truoble with his fingers playing the piano during a tour. Lisa Genova gets right into the souls of her characters and their illnesses-Alzheimer's Disease in Still Alice, traumatic brain injuries in Left neglected, and other drastic illnesses in her other books. She does have a degree in biopsychology,and a PhD from Harvard in neuroscience. I imagine that is why she describes every tiny nuance in the mind of the main character going through the progression of his disease. Tis isn't for te faint of heart. I happen to love stories that delve into the "whys' of diseases. The back story of how he and his wife met,and their marriage and divorce come into play,as se ends up taking him in because he cannot live alone and he has nowhere else to go. If this kind of story piques your interest,I highly recommend it.
Wonderful story in two parts, which of course, finally came together in the end. September 1911, The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in New York and the tale of a nurse, Clara Wood and her story. And September 2011,and the bombing of the Twin Towers in New York,and the story of Taryn Michaels.Both stories tugged at my heartstrings.
I have been hooked on Kristen Hannah since I read my first book she wrote. This book is no exception It's a wonderful story of two misfit girls who find each other and the trials and tribulations they have through a lifelong friendship. I laughed, I cried, and I thouroughly enjoyed every page! Please, after reading this, read "Fly Away". It's a sequel that picks up with the same two characters years later, and equally as heart warming. I have now read every single book she has written!
I enjoyed this book.It had romance, sadness, illness, betrayal,heartbreak, travel, and in the end, love and family won out. First time I'd read this author, who I believe is Canadian, and her book must have been given to me by one of the snowbirds who are here from Canada!
I received an advanced reader copy of this book.The first two chapters had me hooked! Then all of a sudden, I was completely lost,and the rest of the book just seemed to drag on. This was supposed to be a suspense/mystery story. By the end of the book, the mystery was solved and I could have cared less . The only interesting part is watching how a person can get so deep in debt that there is no way out.I really can't recommend it.
I really enjoyed this story about four women,neighbors,all going through their own trials and tribulations. Three who have known each other a long time,and the new neighbor who finally lets them into her life, and she into theirs. If you like stories about women and friendships, you will enjoy this story.