I have listened to both of Vanessa's books and was pleasantly entertained by her amazing stories! This one is touching and seems so personal that even though it is fiction, it feels like Vanessa gifted the world process of herself and her personal story.
This book would not be one of the first books that I would recommend to a friend- but if they wanted an easy read that was full of predictability then this would be a good choice.
Sure... but I will hope that I will be unable to guess the plot so easily.
Like I said it was predictable... I also hated how the author painted foster care- not every home is bad, scary or abusive. There is interesting information on flowers...
This story rings true on many levels- gut-wrenching for sure and so worth the purchase. This was recommended to me by a friend and I have already recommended to others. It shows rather than tells problems we have with our existing system in a non-condemning but quite compelling way.
This was an amazing story, excellent narration, lovable characters, etc. I enjoyed listening to this book so much. I was disappointed when it ended!
This was a very sad story. Victoria was such a troubled young lady who made so many wrong turns in her journey of life. Elizabeth was one of those special people put in her path who ultimately helped her turn things around for the good toward the end.. Grant was a steady kind of guy also in her life...consistently there no matter how she treated him.. It was refreshing to see a redemptive conclusion beginning to form at the end of the story. I had a hard time putting the book down once starting it,. Thanks Becky for recommending it.
The book deals with real life issues associated with abandonment and it does not romanticise the protagonist. It is beautifully written and thought-provoking and explores the defensive nature of those who do not fully experience love or nurture in their childhood.
The protagonist follows the traditional formula of a hero but remains realistic.
The reader was good but at times the voice had an irritating quality to it.
The description about the post pregnancy experience was incredibly realistic and uncomfortable.
This is definitely a good read.
it's a well written story about a troubled girl and her struggles . She's not a loveable character but she understands the language of Flowers
The story is raw and believable . I was totally engaged from beginning to end
I'd recommend this book
it would be perfect for a book club
It hooked me right away and kept my interest all the way through
When she came down to be with him at the end
I was so engrossed with this book that I didn't want it to end. Both heartbreaking and heartwarming. The narrator could not have been more perfect for the part. Excellent story, excellent narrator, very well executed by both the author and the narrator together. Highly recommended!