I wasn't sure at first -- then the book really started to develop. I was sure I had figured out the ending when it took a twist. It twisted around even again. Loved the book and I thought it very well done. Definitely recommended.
This is a story that takes you through mutiple generations in an attempt to seek ones true identity. Expect to be kept interested. Expect the unexpected. Just when you think you got it.... a new discovery.... a new revelation proves otherwise. For me Lisa was my favorite character. A women full of compassion and love but seen differently and treated badly yet still giving. This book does take you back and forth between generations so be prepared for that aspect of it. Get past that and you have a book that you have a hard time putting down.
I loved this story. The author is a master at twists and turns to reveal family secrets from long ago. The narrater was great as well!
Enjoyed the story very much! I loved the suspense of the story and the characters have clung to me weeks after I finished the novel. Some of the story line needed more development, especially the characters and some of the dramatic changes in personality/temperament. I enjoyed the performance very well.
I love, love, loved this novel. I also loved the narrator. In fact, I adored Caroline Lee so much after these three novels that I was disappointed to find that she hasn't narrated anything else. I really enjoyed the fairy-tale theme woven throughout the book. It was wonderfully engaging.
I'm a country potter, gardener, flute player and tin tinker living with my husband, an electrical engineer & cabinet maker.
I found this well written with several wonderful little phrases and sentences. The story was very pleasant and a relief from some of the challenging reality reading I've been doing lately.
Writer, editor, translator.
In other words, typical Kate Morton. I like long, wind-y plots that take hours to listen to and this book fit the bill perfectly. It was however, rather despair-invoking. Caroline Lee's perfect reading kept me going, as well as the humorous asides that very occasionally find their way into the story. The ending was more positive relative to the other two of her books available here, and for that reason, was mostly worth journeying towards.
I liked this recording quite a bit--the reader was versatile and compelling (except for the American accents, which were hilarious) and Kate Morton's prose is strong.
My only complaint is that the *mystery* at the heart of the story is not very mysterious at all, and it can be a bit frustrating to watch the characters debate and stumble around a question the author has already resolved for her readership.
Love this one too. Twists and turns, but enchanting in its development. Couldn't wait to get back in the car to hear more. Sat in the driveway--couldn't turn it off on many occasions. Quite long.