I wanted to review this book and come here to find that my feelings are similar to the other reviewers. I always return to Larry McMurtry hoping to find another novel with the magic of Lonesome Dove. This is not that novel. But I still felt it was an above average novel. Obviously, Nellie could not have met all the characters she met if this were a true story any more than the character Forrest Gump could have met everyone he did. But that did not change my enjoyment of the novel and a glimpse of what it might have been like to be a woman in those Old West days. Annie Pots was the ideal reader and I found myself wanting to hear more of "Nellie's" story. No there was not a plot per se but it was a story of a life lived in another time. I recommend it.
Probably not from Katherine Howe
This was just an odd story. There were hints that there was some big family secret or revelation. When this "secret" was revealed it was kind of a non-event. By the very end, everything was predictable. I was waiting for some be revelation about what happened on the ship with Helen and Eula but that also was anti-climactic.
As the owner of a yellow lab, I've always suspected there was a lot more going on in their heads than we've thought. I've looked at my dog a little differently after listening to this book. I really enjoyed listening to this book. The story itself wasn't new but hearing it through the eyes of Enzo the dog made it seem fresh and different. I'd highly recommend it to everyone.
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