Simple and lovely love story. Harsh rugged life for two women who were willing to live a life removed generally from society so that they could be together. What they had to do to fool society so they could live that life. Violence in that one of the women was beaten by her husband. Lots of loss, especially regarding children.
I too thought that it was a bit drawn-out and that the characters could have been a bit more well-developed- particularly with regard to Imogene's past- and the relationship between the two women could have been more detailed, but I suppose that helps the book to appeal to the general public. One of this novel's strengths is that this ambiguity will help it appeal to a wider audience who would not normally be exposed to descriptions of the sort of true love described in the narrative. Large parts of the story are quite depressing, though!
This story is very entertaining to listen to, although I would of prefered more relationship development between Imogene and Sarah. Overall a highly recommened listen!
While I really have enjoyed the Anna Pigeon series, this book was not to my taste. I think this was much more autobiographical, and I'm not really interested in lesbian relationships. If you are, maybe this will appeal to you. But it was too long and the ending was much, much too abrupt. The characters are clear, but they don't develop and grow as do those of someone like PD James.
I listened to the whole thing, but I can't say I really enjoyed it.
This was pretty good...a female version of Brokeback Mountain I guess. Nevada Barr is an excellent author and I love her work, this is the only "ify" one in the 6 of hers I have listened to.
I enjoy the person who reads them.