Too many books, too little time.
Yes, Luisa was my favorite
Yes, it really held my interest
This was good story that I read for book club, but it was a little predictable. It was full of colorful characters and portrayed the time period well.
Eclectic, avid listener, favorite book is the one currently in ear.
The book had the potential to be incrediable, the plot had so much to give... but it felt overworked and almost like two parts were written sparely and others with flourishes. The omniscient point of view jerked me around and I was irritated by the lack of situational reality. For example, you have a comatose woman who needs fed, turned, changed, bathed, oral cares and movement done to limbs daily in the cabin for the entire novel... yet her care is barely mentioned and it is almost like she is placed in a closet for the year until her amazing cure can fix all problems. I have never read Baldacci, so can't compare to his other writing. Kinda felt like Newberry material... and would be a good children's book. I did enjoy it... loved the setting, the work, the community and the family values.
No, it's not the typical Baldacci book-- This switch of genre demonstrates the author's ability as a writer. It's was a wonderful surprise.
It is a heartwarming story-- Just loved it.-- especially the ending!
The epilogue-- very touching and heartfelt. It wrapped the book up in a wonderful bow.
I recommend this book to everyone! It has become one of my all time favorite books!
Very nice story about family, loyalty and love of the land.
This was one of the best books I've listened to or read. The narrator wasn't the best for the story, but didn't detract from it.
The ending makes up for the first half of the book. I was bored to tears and zoned out many times in my car listening to the scenery and descriptions of everything. It felt like watching grass grow. In fact, I could leave and come back 30 minutes later and not miss anything important. But, finally, the story picks up and somehow I actually started caring about the characters. The second half of the book was much better because it seemed like more happened and was a bit more dramatic. I was glad when it was over, however.