The book started out strong and I didn't want to stop listening, however has it went on, I got the feeling that Calla Lily was a little pious. I actually stopped listening for a couple of days as I felt her "wonderfulness" became too much. Other than that and wishing the ending had been stronger, for the most part the story was entertaining and teh narration was spot on!
I liked it. I've always enjoyed her books.
However in parts of the book...it dragged. I had to fast forward. Also, I really didn't like the voices that narrator used for the male characters.
I read a couple of other Rebecca Wells books in the past and enjoyed them, but this story -- about a young girl who grows up in the south -- was my favorite. Very engaging. I couldn't stop listening! It was such a fun story -- happy, sad, funny -- I was pulled in right away. I love Judith Ivey as an actress and was very happy with her acting/narration of the story. Overall it was one of my favorites of all the books I've listened to. And I've listened to a lot!
I definitely recommend this book.
Just a wonderful story that brought back wonderful childhood memories for me!
The description of everything was Great, made me feel like I was there!
no not yet
Calla & her girlfriends
Wish there was a part 2 to pick-up where this story ended! It needs to continue!
This was my first Rebecca Wells book- I loved it! Narrater, Judith Ivey, brought the characters to life. It is one of those book you don't want to end. I love books about the South.
I kind of wished I read the hard copy instead of listening to it as an audiobook. the story begins with calla lily as a small girl, so the first few hours you have to endure a narrator with a mature woman's voice trying to talk like a little girl. the effect is pretty annoying.
it gets better after calla becomes a teenager.
the story is good though, which is why I gave it 3 stars. I encourage people to listen to a sample before they buy!
I hated for this book to end....I enjoyed it so much! I laughed, I cried and most of all, I identified with so many characters. Realistic, spot on and well written, this book rings true to my Southern Belle ears! Don't miss this one!
wonderful, light, and engaging story about the life of the main character, calla lily ponder. colorful characters with deep emotions, read well by the narrator.
If you are from the South -you will love this book. It leaves you with a sweet taste of joy in your heart to read of the bitterness and sweetnes of life. It is a laugh and cry book!