The best description I can give of this book, as with all Maureen Lee's books is that I am sad when I finish them. I get so caught up in the characters, that they become friends, and I hate to let them go. Ms. Hughes also does an excellent job with the narration. This book does not disappoint.
It gave me a new perspective. I was the one with cancer, but it let me know how those around me were so profoundly affected by the diagnosis and aftermath.
Clare--I identified with her character.
Loved her voice inflections and ability to change her voice for the character.
When Clare called out Liz for not being there for her.
I have enjoyed Maeve Binchy's books since I first read Circle of Friends. Scarlet Feather is classic Binchy, full of colorful characters and smart dialog. The story lines kept me interested for the whole 20 hours, which is long for an audio book.
I really enjoyed this book, I thought the author was very clever in weaving the story lines together. It was also interesting to hear the story from two different points of view, the mother who decided to keep her child, and a child who later finds out that her "real" father is not her biological father. The dialogue was very real and made me laugh out loud many times. The narrators both did a great job.
I thought this was the final book in the Valentine series, but it is not, it is a stand alone book.
When I read the other reviews I learned that the narrator changed half way through the book. I agree with the person who said this was not a good change. By the time you hit that part of the book, it did not make sense to change narrators. While I love how Ms. Trigiani writes, I did not like her narration. She tried to put too much feeling into parts of it.
I love this author. I have read all her adult books and the character development is very good and the story line is excellent. My grandparents immigrated from Ireland, and it was intersting to listen to the discussion of the trip across the ocean and the experience at Ellis Island.
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