Easley, SC, United States | Member Since 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was very entertaining. I will listen to more of her books. Jennifer
Well-written, interesting, true story of a privileged young woman whose reckless youth had severe consequences. Through her year in federal prison, you see Miss Kerman mature. She sees women who have been born into worlds of poverty, abuse and neglect try to overcome enormous challenges. She begins to see herself in a different light. She, unlike fellow inmates, was born into a loving, caring family with an abundance of opportunity. I caution listeners that there is much foul language, but probably necessary to convey the realities of prison life.
Excellent! Compelling! Many have compared this to the Hunger Games but it really has nothing in common except the different sectors of society. However, in Divergent, each person was able to pick their faction/sector at the age of 16 based on what trait they felt was most important. ( Bravery, Intelligence, Selflessness, Honesty or Compassion). The factions appeared, for the most part, to be equal unlike th Hunger games where their was a heirarchyof wealthy to poor. Well written and entertaining.
This was an enjoyable book about the sacrifices and struggles made by young girls in order to fit in to proper society. They became a prisoner to the social class to which they belonged. The main character in the story fights for her independence while learning of her families dark secrets. There were many interesting twists and turns. I highly recommend She Walks in Beauty.
The story was very depressing and tragic. The author was overly descriptive about every detail. Several times I debated just stopping the book but I did want to know the ending so I skipped a chapter here and there to get to the end. Fortunately, this was a 4.95 special. I would not spend a full credit on this book. I may have like the book better if it had been abridged.
This is an excellent, well-written story of a 33 year old trying desperately to embrace "singleness" (oh, how I remember those days!) Kate is trying to be patient and accept God's timeline and plan for her life. I felt like I could so relate to her "operation perfect faith" where she tries to make time for God each day but so often got caught up in work, life . . . that the quiet time made it to the bottom of the "to-do"list.
The other big part of this book was on self improvement. I am a big fan of doing the most with what you have, so I enjoyed the part about her makeover. However, this book shows how easy it is to get caught up in outward appearances and "self-improvements". Once again, I could totally relate to the desire to fix all those imperfections we see in the mirror. This book was enjoyable and insightful. Highly recommend. Jennifer
I thought the title was perfect for this thought-provoking, historical fiction novel. This was a disturbing and eye-opening story about the treatment of Japanese Americans during the 1940's. The book was well-written, however somewhat depressing. I personally did not find it particularly enjoyable.
This listen was disappointing, however I am probably not the target audience. Teenagers or college students might find this book interesting. I only got to chapter 7. The beginning of the book is about a freshman college student in Boston. Due to some unfortunate circumstances she is forced to live with a friend of her mother. Also, living at this house is the son of the friend. The majority of the first 7 chapters is comprised of the facebook conversations and interactions between these two individuals. It seems that they are continuously trying to see who can have the coolest response to the other. It just seemed like teenage drama to me. They also took the Lord's name in vain several times and that is unacceptable.
This was a moving, though-provoking story about two families from the south that took place just after the civil war. Despite our perceived differences, we are all created equal by God. Both former slaves and plantation owners struggle to recover and move forward after a devastating war.
There were also themes of grace and mercy throughout the story. All Things New was inspirational, entertaining and uplifting. I have yet to be disappointed by a Lynn Austin book. She is an amazing author!
Wonderful! This is an uplifting, inspirational, modern day fairy tale. If you need a happy, feel good listen, then this is for you. The narrator was quite talented as she went back and forth from the good 'ol southern Georgia drawl to a refined British accent. I picked this book because I so enjoyed The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck. She is rapidly becoming one of my favorite authors.
Amazing, Captivating and a must listen! This is the second book in a trilogy that takes place during the civil war. Lynn Austin is by far my favorite author and is a genius with her ability to write Christian, historical fiction. This story is about two women from different backgrounds who go to on to experience the insanity of war. One as a nurse and one as a soldier (dressed as a man). I felt compelled to listen. Very entertaining and educational. Candle in the Darkness is the first book in the trilogy , but the stories are independent enough that you could start with book two. My favorite Lynn Austin book is still Wonderland Creek but I think this would be a close second. Jennifer
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