I loved the author's first book so I decided to give this one a try and I am thrilled that I did! A wonderful, heartwarming story. I didn't want it to end! The narrator is just perfect! A truly delightful book through and through!
This is a wonderful story brought beautifully to life by the narrator. The focus of the story is a young woman named Teddi and her relationship to her friends and family. By the end of the book I felt like Teddi was a good friend.
Jenna Lamia is the best narrator/reader I have listened to.
The story is so wonderful I didn't want it to end. The writing is almost prose. Loved the similies and analogies which brought so many things to life for me. No wonder it's been 3 years since her last book. Beth Hoffman deserves many awards for this novel of a life explored and lived.
I love Jenna Lamia as a narrator and was thrilled to see a new book by Beth Hoffman. If you loved, The Help, Saving CeCe Honeycutt, You will also love this book
Yes, I plan to. Filled with so many nuances I'm sure I missed some, so I know I'll appreciate it even more on the second listening.
Some have said this is slow moving as though that were a bad thing. It is slow moving- like the clouds across the sky on an almost windless day; or like the lazy eddies in the widest part of the meandering North Fork River. And just like those, this story unfolds into so many different shapes and currents, it could never be called boring. The characters are so close to us: A young wife transformed into a care-worn listless mother who has robbed herself of life's present joy by holding on to past disappointments; A devoted father busy providing for his family while missing out on deeper relationships; A daughter longing to please and connect with her mother, knowing she can only come just so close before their differences make it obvious that love itself isn't quite enough to bridge the gap; A young boy mothered by his older sister and finding an emotional understanding that neither could attain with their mother; An aged grandmother gracefully accepting her frailty yet attempting to be happy in a home that isn't her own. And upon them all, a series of everyday events shower down touching each one differently and significantly. This could've been a dark and depressing story, but instead, Ms. Hoffman drapes the landscape with beautiful Southern charm that soothes, surprises and satisfies.
I loved Looking for Cecee Honeycutt and absolutely adore this narrator. So, I decided to give this book a try. I found myself bored and daydreaming through it. I love the authors style of writing though, just, this story was a little flat for me.
Narrator is as fabulous as the story. I was glued to this story and cried and laughed and smiled and got angry right Ali g with the characters. I am already trying to figure out who should be cast as Sam in the movie they most certainly should be working on. Loved this book!!!!!
This is a story that weaves some of the best and worst parts of life into it. The narrator has a soothing voice and I looked forward to escaping my worries by listening while I drove or cleaned.
This story unfolds with such Grace and Depth. The realness of the era is so sweet. The family relationship(s) masterfully handled. The setting in the South.... Prefect tempo and cadence, beginning to end. I did not want it to end... And then she did that the best of all.