This is the second Johsilyn Jackson novel I have read (the first one was Gods in Alabama) and I have loved them both. Ms Jackson is a wonderful writer. She has good perception of human nature and excellent ability to describe characters in words. Between Georgia has a great story line and held my interest from the first words to the end. It is funny, tragic, loving and fascinating. I am from the South and can relate to so much of the book (instances, phrases, characters, etc) but the story is interesting no matter where you come from. The women characters, who are all unique, are gripping (some in a positive sense and some in a negative sense). Generally I am not pleased with a book when the author is the reader, but Joshilyn Jackson is not only an extremely talented writer, she is an excellent reader and really brings the characters to life. I highly recommend Between Georgia and don't think anyone could be disappointed in it, and most everyone will love it.
My book club is reading this and I ordered it from Audible so I could listen in my car driving to and from work. What a great time! The author is the narrator and her voice enhanced the characters and the essence of the story. I was sad to see it end. It is full of memorable characters, family angst, and delightful humor.
This was one of the best books I have listened to! Simply put, the story is engaging, more so than the description given. And the reader/author breathes life into the characters. I love the way she does the character "Henry."
This is one of those books that you find yourself "finding" time for. I was glad to do the dishes all week!
I haven't listened to her other book, but it's next on my list and I hope she is working on another!
I love the complex characters that Joshilyn Jackson brought to life. They were very relateable and went beyond the surface layer you tend to see with "Chick Lit". This is NOT "Chick Lit".
This is a wonderful book and I look forward to reading more of Jackson's work.
What a talent!!! As an author, Joshilyn Jackson has written a wonderfully-crafted novel with a rich story line populated with wonderfully-deep southern characters. She then brings the book to life with the character-narration skills of a Scott Brick.
Addicted to Audible!
I think this may be an earlier book by JJackson because it was not even close to her other books in any way. The characters were interesting but the story was flat. Even Ms. Jackson's amazing narration which, truthfully, I could probably enjoy listening to her read the dictionary, didnt save it. I recommend, A Grown Up Kind of Pretty, my favorite.
THE STORY AND THE COLORFUL CHARACTERS.
FISHER. SHE WAS SO SWEET. YOU HAD TO LOVE HER.
FISHER WAS MY FAVORITE AS FAR AS LIKING THE BVEST.
BUT BERNICE WAS MY FAVORITE IN ANOTHER WAY. SHE WAS QUITE PUSHY AND
I FOUND HER VERY INTERESTING.
FAMILY IS THICKER THAN BLOOD AND WATER.
THE TWO FAMILIES: THE FRETT'S AND THE CRABTREE'S ARE ACTUALLY VERY SIMILAR IN MANY WAYS.
I WILL READ THIS BOOK MANY TIMES.
Great listen! Serious drama that continually made me laugh with the authors description of her characters and their actions.
Yes! It's a great story.
She does amazing voices and I know each character when I her them. I like her accent too.
I loved the relationship between Stacia and her daughter. Her determination to take in a child not born to her but "was hers" melted my heart.
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming. The characters are almost the same... where Bet Clemmons comes from the wrong side of the tracks and in this book the cab trees are the same kind.
She brings a different personality to each character that I wouldnt have imagined for myself.
OH most definitely!
Yes another fantastic book written by Joshilyn Jackson!