An absolutely delightful book. Heard it in just a few days even though it is over 15 hours. The narrator was superb and the characters were unforgettable. I couldn't wait for my next credit so that I could order the sequel, Her Daughter's Dream, which I just started.
If there was anything I felt negative about in this book it was the "tough love" that Marta showed toward her daughter, Hildie. As a mother, I did feel that this was a bit extreme and unrealistic. But this one little thing did not keep me from thoroughly enjoying this book.
I enjoyed this book except for the narration. Bill O'Reilly read this book like he was in a hurry to get through it........totally distracting!!
David Rosenfelt should stick with the Andy Carpenter stories.........which are super!! I have read every single one. However, this book was hard to follow, hard to believe.............and totally missing the Rosenfelt humor found in the Carpenter books.
I willingly gave 5 stars to Her Mother's Hope. I thought it was an excellent book and I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. I enjoyed Her Daughter's Dream almost as much except that they ratcheted up the religious references three or four notches and it was just too preachy.
I had no problem with the scriptural references in the earlier book.......they added to the story line. But I felt they were over the top in the second book and I only gave it four stars. Still a great read and an excellent narrator.
A just OK book.........very long and hard to follow. There seems to be a strong tendency at present to use this flashback format and it wears thin after a while.
This is probably one of the most unusual books that I have ever listened to. Getting tired of dealing with serial killers and this one was a breath of fresh air. It's a long book and I was quite surprised at how quickly it slipped by. It's something different.........I recommend it.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book..........in fact when this one came out I went back and reread the first one before starting the second..........and was glad I did. The first one was just as enjoyable the second time around.
Do not understand all of the negative reviews from people who object to being left hanging at the end. The author stated from the start that this work was a series that would be produced over a period of years so if you don't like that format then don't buy the first one!!!
The reader was excellent...........there were just a few voices that grated on me (Alistair!) but for the most part they were delightful.
Highly recommend these books to anyone who likes this genre.
A real disappointment after the Shopaholic series. Thoroughly enjoyed every one of those but had to struggle through this one. Didn't really like a single one of the characters.
Never read a book by David Rosenfelt that I didn't thoroughly enjoy. Andy Carpenter is my favorite, but any Rosenfelt book is a sure winner!!
I read this book when it first came out over 30 years ago and I enjoyed listening to these 45 hours just as much as I enjoyed reading it back then. A delightful family saga with the added bonus of making you feel like you were right there during all the events leading up to World War II. Hopefully Audible will follow quickly with the sequel...........War and Remembrance.
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