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
If you can allow yourself to briefly believe in magical things like books appearing to a person who needs them. A sweater that truly is lucky and being able to feel when someone is near, you will enjoy this book. My only negative is that the ending felt really rushed.
I haven't finished the book, I can't its too awful. I am a few chapters into the second half, because of the promises of it getting better but its not. I have listed to hours of a story that I can sum up quickly. A group of people at a party were taken hostage by some rebels who wanted to kidnap the country's president. That's it - really - days and days of them doing nothing while they are hostages.
So glad I found a beachy fun novel that's not xxrated 20 something romance. Perfect for the over 40 set.
I haven't gotten past the first three chapters. Her nasal tone whining about her middle class childhood in an upper class neighborhood is driving me nuts.
I loved it. Bill Bryson has an excellent storytelling style. He is so descriptive I felt like I was on the trail with him (I should mention I enjoy hiking and aspire to thru-hike the trail someday - I have not enjoyed other Bryson books nearly as much when I didn't relate to the story)
When his buddy throws all their food out the first day
He's telling his own story with his own dry sense of humor
I love the period and the view point of the slaves
Kitchen house - similar time period
Wasn't as compelling as some, but still an excellent read
So slow - painful - characters are not interesting and the author trys to make it more suspensful than it is.
I'm going back to true crime
I was so sad I wasted a credit on this, but didn't want to waste my money so I listened to the whole thing
The author is so descriptive of the places and people that I immediately went out to see if this travel group still exists and if I could too go visit the orphanage.
I think the book especially pulled at my heartstrings knowing it is a true story. Unlike many other reviewers I was completely surprised by the ending.
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