I was there!
Vivian...she turned out to be so caring and loving. Not what I had thought at first and then I loved her. I wanted to sit at her bedside with Laurel at the end.
The very, very best! I kept thinking how different this story would be to read it rather than hear it. That was one of the best things. Now I'm going to seek out the other books that she and Ms Morton have collaborated on.
It would be Jimmy. Such a caring man, gentle and willing to talk about most anything. I don't think he had a mean bone in his body.
I love hearing about the things in that time period, the 1940's, the war, the way people had to cope, etc. And ofcourse this was England, things there are different from America anyway. When I finished the story, I kept going back over the last 2-3 chapters because I couldn't belive it ended that way! It wasn't a bad way, I was surprised so that was good!
I have purchased over 400 books. I have high standards for writing and content, but indulge in "travel trash" or fairly good entertainment.
I couldn't finish this book, therefore, not much of a review. I "read" the Secret Garden and it kept me entertained. I think it was the novelty of it. But the format and jumping back and forth did not work for me a second time. I find myself curious enough about the "who done it", but enough to prolong the chattery.
I struggled from the beginning and finally gave up. Moved too slow. It was a suggestion from Joshilyn Jackson's book review..."readers who listened to Jackson like Morton..."
Not this reader.
I wasted a credit/$
Mom of twins, NC
I love the way the authors gives hints and tidbits but you will be surprised at the twists in this book! I LOVED this book!
LOVED Caroline Lee as the narrator, beautifully read. She captures the characters perfectly. This book was so good I didn't want it to end. Can't wait for Kate Morton's next book!
I felt like the story was very slow to become exciting, and I found the ending very satisfying, but also a little on the side of cliche. It was a lovely story, and I thought the narration was very good.
I just loved this book. I thought it was going to be a quick read but it was not. It kept getting more and more interesting. I loved the way the author went back and forth thorough time to unravel the story.
I enjoyed watching Vivian develop. There were some great scenes around her life.
SO many good scenes. The first meeting of the young lovers, the bedside visits with her failing mom, the gentle scenes of the interactions between the various characters were all good. I did not want the story to end.
The name works.
The brother's character was a bit weak but all other characters were strong. It was bit long but I loved each new twist and the surprise ending.
I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book. I found myself listening even when I only had a few minutes available. The author flawlessly wove the characters' stories together, while the narrator kept each character distinct.
Great story, plenty on rich history woven in with fleshed out characters. Reader was a little slow, but once I could understand her accent well, kept it at 1.25 speed. Well written and thought out story.