I chose this book because I read "Something Borrowed" and liked the idea of the plot because I was in a similar situation to the main character. The book was good and brought up a few points about conflicting child-having views that I had never thought about before.
I first fell in love with Kristin Hanna's books when I read Firefly Lane several years ago and have since enjoyed most of her other novels (with the exception of Night Road, which was just overwhelmingly depressing). I preordered this book simply because it was hers. I have to say I was slightly disappointed. Normally I am sucked in from beginning to end and am very upset when the book is over. With this book, I got a little bored and didn't bother to continue listening to it after my commute was over (like I often do with her other novels). I think it was partly because I didn't like Isabelle very much and partly because I found it a little slow. I obviously still found it pretty good, but if you are looking for a WWII-set novel of Hannah's, I enjoyed Winter Garden much more.
I became a pescetarian in 2007 due environmental, animal, and health reasons. I thought I knew about all the terrible things they do to animals, but I was so wrong. For example, I knew that people threw live male chicks into dumpsters to die, but in this book I learned that they actually grind them up live in addition to putting them in the dumpsters.
I had to stop listening to this book a few times because it made me sick and eventually stopped listening to it because I was afraid of vomiting on my way to work. Yeah, it's gross, but I think everyone should know what they're eating.
And by the way, I have stopped buying commercial eggs.
This is a great story about a veteran whose life was pretty much saved by his service dog, Tuesday. It really made me appreciate veterans more to hear his story told firsthand. Luis pretty much starts in the present, goes back in time to before Tuesday, then works his way forward telling of his time in the Middle East, problems with his family, how he came to get Tuesday, and his life with him. I think anyone who likes dogs, anyone who is close to someone with a mental or physical disability, or anyone who'd like to know more about veterans' lives would love this book.
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