Did nnot read it
I loved her narrative and timing
Nothing it was fine
This is a book I recommend EVERYONE. It ranks up there as one of my favorites and I will keep it for ever. it is one I have recommened to my tweens, teens, young adult, adults and old folks. I think it connects to all ages.
Her shift and understanding, coupled with wonderfully tender characters.
The characters and the slowly developing plot with its revelations and growth.
No, but she is a wonderful narrator - great accents and shifts.
Yes, when she realized she missed and loved her mother
In the style of Gibbons, this is even a more developed and polished story. Can't wait for another by her.
Mom, historical fiction junkie, scientist, commuter who missed the escape of reading & was saved by Audible
He hooked me from the very beginning with perfect pace & characters you care about.
Joshilyn Jackson novels because of the multitude of quirky Southern characters in her novels & this novel and also because of the humor being very similar to that of Joshilyn Jackson novels.
LOVE, love, love Jenna Lamia in everything she does. I actually chose this book because I love Jenna Lamia's voice so I thought I'd give the book a shot. Jenny Lamia can make even a not-so-good book tolerable, but this book combined with Jenna Lamia's voice= perfection!
The scene with the hummingbird, but I can't say more without posting a spoiler. :D
The power of love to heal and the impact of friendship. The "southern" setting.
Similar to "The Help"
Jenna Lamina was a new narrator to me, I will definatley look for her again. She did an amazing job with all the characters, especially Cee Cee.
I laughed and cried and laughed until I cries ! CeeCee is has a priceless wit and spunk !
As a Southerner, I was totally in love with this book! This is a wonderful story of a young (northern born) young girl whose mother dies, and ends up in Savannah, Georgia being raised by her Great Aunt, who is a lovely woman. The other characters in the story, coming in and out of the lives of CeeCee and her Aunt, range from completely hilarious to downright emotional. It's a story that you will want to listen to again again....I certainly plan to, and soon! I have recommended it to everyone I know!
What a delightful book. This book starts out dreary and the reader grieves for little ???Cee Cee Honeycutt.??? But after the tragic death of her mother, it goes on to much happier times; enabling the reader to forget the tragedy the child has gone through. The cast of characters are Southern through and through, with Oletta becoming Cee Cee???s true friend, confident and companion; while at the same time providing good ???ole Southern mothering.
This book will make the reader smile, laugh and cry at different times. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and look forward to other books by this author.
This book ranks in my top 10! It's an excellent "listen"!! You are immersed in the fragrant grace and beauty of the South. I would love to have a great-aunt like Aunt Tootie!!
I laughed out loud as the "cat-fight" unfolded during the Garden Party!!
Excellent performance by Jenna Lamia. I have also listened to her reading of "The Help"
This book will make you laugh and cry!!!
With an 8-hour drive in front of me, I was looking forward to listening to this book. After an hour, I turned it off. Maybe it got better ... I'll never know. It was so full of cliches and a story that didn't hold together, that silence was a better option. The narration was fine, it was everything else that was slow torture.
Yes, this was such a great story and the narration was absolutely wonderful! Storytelling at its best!
I loved so many of her conversations with Oletta. One of the best quotes would be "It is what we believe about ourselves that determines how others see us."
I have listened to several other books narrated by Ms Lamia. She is hands down the best!!!
I really loved all the colorful characters. Ms Jenna Lamia does a wonderful job bring them all to life. Her performance is perfection.
Omg... When Cece took that bra all over town and snapped those photos I laughted out loud.
There are many highlights though. Cece first trip to the beach, her visit to the old folks home, the "Garden Pary Brawl" and many others.
This is a wonderful story about how love can heal past pain and how a family can come together out of an unlikly group of peope. I do recommend this book to anyone who loves a story that is filled with compassion and wisdom for one less fortunate.