Manchester, NH, United States | Member Since 2013
I really enjoyed "Shanghai Girls" and this was a great ending to a great story. The characters come full circle in this book. The story also gives a vivid look at the beginnings of communist China. Beautiful story of the relationships between mothers and daughters, fathers and daughters, great loves, lost loves, and new loves.
I found this book to be different from any other I read before. It is set in a cold Alaskan setting.....where magic happens. There are times in the book where you wonder is it really magic, or can it be explained. Either way this is a moving story of how fragile we really are and how we need love in our lives, no matter the form it comes in. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who can appreciate a heartfelt story with a touch of enchantment.
I know many people read this book in school, but I never did. So this audio book was my first experience with this classic, and I just loved it. I am glad that I "heard" the book first. The narrator did a great job with all of the characters. It really gave the feeling of being there in the story.
As for the book itself, words can't describe how much I loved it. Now I know why it is a classic. I have already purchased a hard copy for my 14 year old daughter to read. I think this is a book for all girls to read. It teaches about strength, perseverance, love and determination.
Like I said, WOW!
Audible was comparing this book and others to Gone Girl. This one does not quite hit the mark, but it is still really good. It lacks the many twists of Gone Girl. This one is not as dark either. Overall though, I was pulled in to the story and it kept me interested the whole way through. The one major twist of the story was a bit predictable to me, but I still enjoyed listening to hear how it all played out. I would recommend it.
This was a very cute twist on a Cinderella fairy tale. I really enjoyed this.
This was a good in-between book. It was suspenseful at times. Overall, good and I liked it.
This book was interesting and informative. It is not the typical type of book I read, but it kept me interested. This poor woman went through so much.
I really enjoyed this book. It was nice to follow the women in the story through their lifetime of friendship. They sure went through a lot together. I really enjoyed learning about the Chinese secret language of women. It seemed women had limited experiences then and it is great that they had this secret form of communication and a lifelong friend.
I bought this because it was on sale. I thought it was going to be kinda silly. It actually wasn't bad at all. It was a nice little thriller that kept my interest. A nice in between listen.
A fun and quirky listen. A decent in between book. The story has nice twists and turns. The characters are interesting. Like I said....not bad.
This story was not what I was expecting, but I still enjoyed it. The story kept me interested, and I like how it jumps back and forth between characters. It is a story of love, loss, and the reality of life. This story reminds us that we can't always have what we want, but we should be aware and grateful for what we do have while we still have it.
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