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... but not the first on my list of recommendations.
This book is a little slow to start. It does get going and
then it is interesting.
This book is good for a relaxing entertaining listen that doesnt require too much thought.
One of the best
Yes they were both wonderful
There were quite a few
I wish there were other titles by Beth Hoffman except for the two I have listened to
I got through 2 1/2 hours and couldn't bear it anymore. I suppose if you enjoy simple stories without much plot to disturb, you might enjoy this listen. I do appreciate good southern literature but this is all southern accent with no depth. It might get better if I soldiered on, but there are far too many good stories out there and my patience has run short.
Triathlete, Designer, secret-romantic, glass half-fuller, Devo-tee, and lover of British Literature.
I loved the story and am a very avid follower of Jenna Lamia, the narrator.
Story is sweet and full of kindness.
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.