Would give it 3 1/2 stars if possible. The family dynamics were interesting and enjoyed the inward conflicts each character dealt with. That having been said, the main incident of the story was a little depressing and repetitive. The book shed light on a subject that some people might shy away from. It was good to inform the reader about another culture and point out our bias toward these people, but it was a little too "in your face" at times. If you are interested in coming away with having learned something educational and moving; without having to feel like you have to be entertained in a totally shallow and make-believe way, i.e. predictable romances, murder mysteries, etc., then this might work for you. I also felt it was difficult for the narrator to change her voice enough to accomplish a distinction between some of the characters. I don't regret having used a credit.
Similar to a Robyn Carr novel. Predictable but a cute story for easy listening. Start with the first book in the series, Up at Butternut Lake.
Was unfamiliar with this author, but I do like her writing style. It was a cute book about a widowed man getting back out there in the dating world. Feel that this would appeal to middle age or older readers as he is early 60's. It was easy listening and light hearted.
Love, love, love the Andy Carpenter Series. His humor just cracks me up and I can't get enough of it. I go through withdrawal waiting for the next book to be published. Recently lost my darling dog/member of the family so I didn't know if I could handle the dog references, but found it to be healing not disturbing. I love that he is such a dog lover and if you haven't read his book, Dogtripping, you should. It's a true account not one of his mystery or Andy Carpenter books. I have listened to every single book by David Rosenfelt and I need to add that I also love the narration by Grover Gardner. Keep em coming.
Boycotted her last few novels as I was disappointed in the same old, same old. Still no resolve with her love interests or job, etc. However, I found I could not live without Lula and Grandma. Their dialogue is so hilarious that I decided to overlook the lame existence of the rest of it. Now I am addicted again and await No. 23.
A little too long. Cute idea but isn't enough to keep a novel going. Have read other Rainbow Rowell and liked the stories and characters better in those novels.
Good character development. Story is read by the two main characters, switching over every other chapter. You will find yourself rooting for these women and girls. Quilting is one of the main themes in this story, so if you are a quilter you may identify with this story even more.
Cute story about women in a scrapbooking club. There are some good relationships as we are introduced to the different characters and see how their lives become enmeshed. I think I am sufficiently motivated now to get my five scrapbooks started and completed. My gathering and sorting is done, but time to compile and give as gifts to my loved ones.
Enjoy this series, on the third book right now. The favorite part of the book for me is the gardening thread running through it. Like the strong character of the female boss and matriarch. Not real deep reading, but wanted to keep listening until the conclusion.
Read other Blossom Street Books, so wanted to see what this one had to offer. These books are a nice little get away from reality if you aren't looking for anything deep.
Enjoyed the four different main characters. Each one is facing their own set of problems and you will be absorbed in the journey. Lots of words of wisdom, and good insight into helping these girls deal with their personal problems. Felt like each of these girls were a case history right out of a therapist's patient files. Would continue reading about their lives if Robyn Carr does a series.
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