One of our book club member picked this book. To be completely honest, I was not excited to read it. The reviews seemed to be all over the place. Good ones, and bad ones which called this book an abomination. I went into it with low expectations and ended up truly enjoying it. The story was interesting and the narrator had a very pleasant voice, which kept me captivated even more.
This book has made me reassess my life as a daughter, mother and friend - in the role I play. It has sparked a longing for celebrations, ceremonies & traditions that I will instill in my family. Love this book! So powerful!
This is a great story, and it's well narrated. I've never been interested in the bible, and this certainly doesn't make me feel religious, simply that is like to see what other interesting stories are in it. I'm curious to see how this measures up to the biblical telling of Dina's story. This is a very captivating version. My only complaint is that the narrators voice is a little too flawless and sweet for such a rough story about the trials and hardships of all women at that time, and the greater degree of challenges that this woman faced.
This story didn't grab my attention as well as others books I've listened to, but I liked that I didn't need to rewind it if I missed a part. The story kept going and made sense. By the end I wanted to stick with it. The narrator was just okay IMO.
Amazing story. Good narration. The story is fictional but based on a biblical story. The author has taken lots of liberties but the story that is told is well done.
Diamanté took the bare bones story of Dinah from Genesis 34 and created a full saga of life in biblical times. Readers should remember this is a fictional re telling and only loosely based on the biblical story. The characters are engaging. The four wives all have different personalities as do the twelve sons.
Mary Rachel Tighe
A compassionate performance of this story. An inspired and sensitive interpretation of one of the forgotten women of the Bible.
Hearing the story is truly how this book should be "read". I have read the book dozens of times. I have listened four times now and I am sure there will be dozens more in the coming years. The red tent is alive and well iacross the world the story lives on.
I love to read, the books need to be fairly complicated or interesting in their own way. I belong to a book club that selects great books.
This book was easy to read, the story flowed from family to family, easy to follow as generations went after generations. The main character was a pleasure to read. It followed her journey through life.