The writing is so descriptive that I found myself in another world and the characters are
so believable that I quickly related to them and their situations. Since I'm a history buff, I particularly enjoyed the political turmoil that was going on pre-civil war and how families of the North and South dealt with slaves and the Underground Railroad.
It was interesting to see how a Northern woman's love for her freed slaves and their child completely upset her Southern family.
Lots of historical information about this time period. Well written and interesting.
The characters - each so different in speech and mannerisms.
Her readings enhanced the emotional feelings of the characters. Enjoyed the Southern conversations.
I was saddened by the way slaves were treated, even the freed slaves, knowing how long it would be before they would have any rights.
Excellent book. Not preachy at all, but shows characters living in hard times depending on God for guidance and aid.
A wonderful story of several members of a prominent Virginia family who despite the loss of their husbands move forward into new careers and along the way find love again.
Trevor McGowen. I think she portrayed him correctly. Arrogant and used to getting what he wanted.
Excellent story of hope and encouragement. There is joy and maybe a few surprises after dealing with a loss in ones life.
Yes, but probably not right away. I'd like to forget parts of it and come back to betouched by it again.
I'm a history buff - Civil War and frontier - Indian Wars. This novel touched on the Civil War in the South - Texas - an area I'm not familiar with. I enjoyed the history lesson along with the telling of the story.
Her reading was as if she sat down and told me a story. Relaxed, yet engaged with the characters. Each character had his/her own voice and I loved the Southern women. Great read.
No extreme reaction, just a greater commitment to God and a life of faith.
Highly recommend this book. Has thrills and a heartwarming, satisfying ending.
Yes. The reader does an excellent job of bringing this story to life.
Jake Baringer. His personality has extreme ups and downs. At times he's compassionate and loving and other times judgmental and disparaging.
She changes the tone in her voice to reflect the different characters. Each character has their own way of speaking which she does well in her reading.
There were several places in the book, most dealing with the growth of the characters and their realization that God has worked in their lives.
I highly recommend this book. I listened every chance I got.
The reader did an excellent job with Swedish accents and in differentiating between the male characters.
Lily, the heroine, managed to survive some tough circumstances, yet in taking care of herself, also managed to care for others. A remarkable woman.
The final scene.
Not necessarily moving, but good - the scene where Harmond's indiscretion is revealed to his wife.
Really enjoyed this book and hated to see it end. Great writing and great performance. Don't miss this book.
The story is told from different viewpoints of the men who participated in the rescue attempt. I think I would enjoy hearing it again, knowing it was a real-life experience.
I was amazed at how dedicated these men were and in spite of tremendous odds and difficulties were able to rescue so many. It seemed like a miracle that they were able to perform as well as they did.
He read carefully and deliberately so that the many different members could each tell
their own stories. I was able to follow the story despite its many jumps to different
When the Aaron Bean, the rescue swimmer was finally rescued.
I was touched by the commitment of these men to save lives and see how their
success and failure touched their lives after the rescue.
I haven't read the print version of the book, though I have read other books by Tracie Peterson. It was delightful to have this one as an audio version. Brought the story alive.
Mia was my favorite character. She wants to help others and it's full steam ahead without much consideration of danger or other consequences. I wish we all had her drive toimprove our world.
The narrator did a good job with male and female voices. I could just picture them in my mind as they went through their dialogue.
Love is often found where we least expect it.
I loved having a shorter audio book. The whole story fit into the 6 hours very nicely.
This book was about quilters that discover a mystery and then search for documents and quilts that will explain what happened in the pre-Civil War era. Much of the story is told by Gerta in her journal and what is found there affects the lives of the present day quilters. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and there was plenty of excitement throughout. I highly recommend this title.
One of the most memorable was when Sylvia found the journal and the quilts.
Christina did a wonderful job differentiating between characters and Sylvia sounded just like she should - an older skeptical woman.
I don't think I would change the name. As a history buff, this title caught my attention right away.
Loved this and didn't want it to end. Great story and one that keeps the reader enthralled.
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