This is a period story that takes place at the turn of the century. I enjoy history so some of the descriptions of life during this time were appealing. Overall though the narrative is very average and a little over done. I kept waiting for something to happen but this is a pretty simple story about life. If your wanting to be enthralled don't buy this book.
This is the story of the plucky but wise country girl who always lands on top and outsmarts every adversary, every time.
Every. Single. Time.
There is absolutely no drama. None. To make this even more boring, the author is a dreadful narrator whose voice rises with every sentence and falls at every hard stop. When she called her "no good worthless first husband" a "crumb-bum" for something like the one-dozenth time, I turned it off.
I couldn't finish it.
I loved this book and have recommended it to everyone. It is a must read/listen. I am glad I picked this one first and now listening to "The Glass Castle"
Having Jeannette as the narrator. You really get a sense of Lilys personality. I really liked the info in the end that Jeannette where Jeannette comments about how this book came to be while she was trying to write a book about her mothers life instead.
Lily is straightforward, unapologetic, genuine and fought for her beliefs. I feel like today's 'throw-away' and 'instant-gratification' society has dulled the fire and strength in our hearts and minds. I wish I could have met this powerful and unique lady. She reminds me a bit of my own grandmother. Lily is the epitome of a woman built of strength, hardship, and gumption.
This is how things were just a hundred years ago? Loved hearing about life in the old west. It's not the way you see it in the movies.
A story of a truly unique girl/woman in the first part of the 20th century. She could do anything she put her mind to. I loved her attitude towards life.
An "unusual childhood", which is one of my all-time favorites. I would suggest that listen if you like this one.
Lily, of course. Her voice for Lily brought the character to life.