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You are me...meaning the two main characters mirrored one another in several ways beautifully. What an amazing mysterious, original story! Loved it!
His pace and tone was perfect for the style of book that it was. The book was forever unfolding, like a beautiful flower.
Read it...then go back and read it again...:)
The two main characters. I fell in love with both of them.
Elizabeth. She fought the stereotypes and beliefs of her time and culture and rose above them, yet remained a proper lady and was loyal to the people that mattered most to her.
The writing was amazing, but Bahni made the book COME ALIVE; what an excellent narrator! I'm going to seek out other books that she has narrated.
This is a timeless classic that every young person, or old person should read. The story begins in the middle of Brooklyn in the early 20th century, and delights you painting a
picture of every character in every event. The narrator did a beautiful job with every character, male, female, or child. I highly recommend this book, I could not have enjoyed it more! :-)
When she killed the Swan by wrestling it to the ground while Garrett secretly watched. It was gruesome and fascinating yet that is what she had to do to survive.
Subtle changes from man-to-woman-to-child...very well done!
not extreme, but typical reaction to Mabel's longing to have a child and then discovering the girl, then losing the girl.
This book was not what i expected. Too fantastical to be true, but very very entertaining and kept me guessing until the end. A bittersweet ending; i really loved the book and intend to read it over and over again for years to come.
Again...and again...and again! In fact, one i reached the end i wanted to start over. The characters were each so unique and the narration was perfect.
The story itself. It kept giving little surprises. Like each room of the house, each chapter brought a new secret and discovery of it's own.
Subtle differences in her pitch and accent made it easy to recognize which character was speaking. I enjoyed her narration very much.
I don't want to give anything away, but Queenie's reaction to her loss was incredibly moving.
This kind of story makes me want to write a book. It makes me want to travel back to my hometown, wander around... in... and through the little house i grew up in, and write MY story. Maybe i will.....:) Thank you Laura McNeal for a story i will never forget.
Yes. It has mystery, romance, and i think most people will be able to relate to one or more of the characters.
I don't know if this is a very good comparison, but "Healing Stones: Sullivan Crisp Series" by Steve Arterburn and Nancy Rue is a very well written book with a heroine who is broken and flawed and overcomes her fears and finds God with the help of many unlikely people (just like Aubra in the town of Haven) who are just as flawed as well. Redemption and grace is what these books have in common.
Joshua...he was like a Jesus. Also, Mitzi was a SPITFIRE!! :)
Everyone needs a BRIDGE...to Haven.
Not of the same caliber as Redeeming Love, or the Mark of the Lion series, but still very good.
the narrator was perfect!
The move into Mexico; very brave family that took drastic measures to protect their values.
Actually, I am on my second listen right now! I appreciate the honesty in this book! They handle such issues as self-righteousness, adultery, judgment, etc with such integrity! It's not "preachy" at all...the author simply serves you up a slice-of-life and sees how well you digest it.
There are so many places where I GASPED because it was something I wasn't expecting or didn't see coming. I don't want to spoil any part of the novel, but I believe that when the Ethen, the preacher/dean is giving an Easter message near the end at the University Chapel, it was straightforward and sincere, I was moved.
I have not; but she did just great. My only criticism was that during her read, someone kept opening and closing a door; it was very distracting.
This novel has it all....Sex (very delicately treated, this is NOT any kind of smut!), intrigue, fire, suicide, bad attitudes, good friends, and a sovereign God in control of every aspect of their lives! :) It's a great book that you will be reflecting on, long after the last page has been read.
Love, Grace, Mercy
I fell in love with William Sirls first book and HAD to get this one! His stories are FRESH; nothing "I've heard a story like this before" about it. His stories have a metaphysical feel to it, but it all works out in the end and it's not too weird at all. It's like nothing you've ever read before.
NOT ON YOUR LIFE! His female voices were horrible; they all sounded like they were strung out on drugs which made you have to really "work" at figuring out their true character because they all sounded tired and haggard. The only voice that was ok, was Rips. Andy's voice was ok, but all of his characters besides Rip sounded WAY too old and worn out. John McLain needs to read ONLY male characters or not at all.
I hope they re-record this book with another narrator because it was really interesting and i would listen to it again, IF ONLY there was another narrator.
It grabs you from the first chapter and does not let go till the end...and even then...i'd love a SEQUEL! WOW!
It was so well researched (listen to the author's notes at the end of the novel) that you felt as if this could have been your own grandmother's story. The way Ms. Morton flipped back and forth between the past, present and each of the main characters' back story was so smooth; easy to follow and gripping.
Her tone inflections were so subtle; but just enough that i knew if it was man, woman or child...brilliant narrating!
Vivien. She was a survivor and showed the strength of the human spirit; i'd love to hear even more details of her story. Second, would be sweet Jimmy. I love the way he loved his father and the "women" in his life.
DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!
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