This book reminded me of a cross between "The Secret Life of Bees" and "The Help". It was filled the with southern grace and charm and it was as engaging as both of those books. I usually read mysteries, but chose this one for a change. I loved the way the characters showed that kindness and love between women can make such a difference is our lives. Too bad more of us don't act like these women.
I laughed and cried listening to this story. It's so well written and told by the narrator. I loved this story. It re-inforces by belief in the "Southern Hospitality" and kindness of others. More please, Beth!
Well written story and narrated exceptionally well. Entertaining listen with moments of laughing out loud!Definitely recommend.
This was a very sweet story, with some very funny parts and yet some heart wrenching parts. I love this narrator, she makes the stories she reads feel so real.
The characterization started out to be interesting, but devolved into stereotypes, flat and two-dimensional. I really wanted to like the book, but eventually found the people just too relentlessly nice to be believed. If you want something really light, this is the one. But don't expect too much.
This was a story that drew me in! It's a journey of a young girls world of confusion dealing with an absent father and a mother who is deteriorating before the childs eyes but brings her into a new life that is filled with the love and guidence that she desperately needs. Each character is a delight and have their own stories to add to the world of CeeCee. Not quite a "coming of age" story as much a story of coming to realize that love and life lessons can be given to us from even unlikely caretakers we may find.
I was hoping for an entertaining, light-hearted story, and that's exactly what I got! There are some dark aspects concerning the child's past, but all in all, this is a pleasant story with a happy ending, just as I expected.
This is a great little story of surviving family hardship and the strength of women. Wonderful narration by Jenna Lamia (the best I have ever heard!!).