This is a captivating book about trying to find one self in the origins, but as it will be revealed, we are the people we chose to be if we concentrate on the positive side of the past. It is a story of envy and jealousy, of pretenses and hatred, a story of love and dedication, a story of generations.
A wonderful book that made me ponder about what secrets lie in my past. It is Whimsical and Mysterious; by the end of the book you feel as if you know the characters as one would a dear friend. Caroline Lee brings a life to the book that is endearing. Her reading is a perfect match for this novel. This book is for the young at heart. Those without a sense of wonderment need not read.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a little slow in the beginning but don't despair! It picks up quickly and carries through to the end. I highly recommend this if you like similar books such as The Kitchen House, The Thirteenth Tale and The Help.
I love clean books of all sorts. Love mysteries, fantasies epic to kids stories, fairy tales, romances, humor, and historical fiction
I really liked this story. It was very interesting the way things unfold and you finally know the whole story of Nell and her life. It was a little unusual. I don't know if this book really knew which direction it wanted to go. Sometimes it strays off the main story quite a bit. Sometimes it was a mystery about Nell and her past. Sometimes it is a sad love story. It jumps a lot from 3 different time periods and if you miss the first statement of the date you may have to go back a few seconds to figure out where and when you are in the story. Thank heavens for book marks! It is disjointed enough that if you lose your place you may have to go way back to figure out where you are. It ends up telling the story of Nell, her mother and grandmother as well as the present story with her granddaughter. Overall though, I liked it
A really good mystery novel without the murder and mayhem in the books I usually listen to. Spanning several generations, it's a wonderful story about finding your roots, searching your ancestry...one of the best books I've ever listened to.
This is my first listen of a Kate Morton novel. I will watch for her others. Strong characters, great back and forth between generations. Very enjoyable.
This book is a pastiche of different literary genres - I think. I could not find any saving graces. The monotonous narration rounded out a waste of an Audible credit!
This is a luminescent work. It unfolds layer after layer. You think you have it and suddenly the story becomes something entirely different. It resolves in a most satisfactory way no thread left unpulled. Great work.