The ease by which your were drawn into Ave Maria's. life and predicaments. Her voice was commanding and soothing at the same time. Would compare it to comfort food that makes you feel soothed and satisfied.Her problems became real to the reader as well as to herself. I reread (listened) to these books as soon as I was done with them.
Queen of the Big Time. Another of Adrianna's books. I love books that go through generations of families. She brought America and the family's ties to Italy together in this one as well. Stressing family values no matter how much outside pressure is being placed on it's members. She is one of my favorite writers.
I think when she decided to leave Joe Mack. She was filled with self righteous indignation, but her friend took a hard stand and made her truly take a look at who she was and what she had done herself. It was her Ah Hah moment.
Ave Maria's Rite of Passage? Finding Yourself Amongst the Chaos?
Would love to hear her read Queen of the Big Time. I think the reader can make or break a book. She would definitely make this one. Hope she keeps writing LOVE her style and story lines.
Top 5. Need more Oscars in nursing homes. Comforting for patience and their families.
Takes himself and his percieved responsibilites seriously. He is like the quiet hand helping them make their final journey.
His determination not be pushed away from where he knew he was needed. Also, I have an elderly mom (90) it helped me to understand where she was at emotionally. I don't get as frustrated any more I just think Oscar! And I know she can't help what she does and says.
The most touching was when the jewish couple had their anniversary and the husband had to face the fact that the wife he loved was no longer able to connect with him. I think he went home and died of a broken heart. He was trying to hold on to the memory of her for so long. I think her reaction to him was quite a shock. One he never got over.
Would have loved to YES. My daughters and I all read it as a family book club book. We all enjoyed Oscar very much.
Are there anymore follow on books to Oscar or MiMi at Steere House?
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