Ms. Alexandra's attention to detail is impeccable. She drew me into the story within the first few paragraphs.
I was so sad when I finished the book because Rosa had almost become a friend. I believe there were probably many "Rosas" that lived through the horrible tragedies of World War II and whose stories will never be told. The book pays tribute to those women.
In the Company of Wolves.
If you enjoy historical novels then don't miss this one. I'm looking forward to reading more of Ms. Alexandra's novels.
I thought that this book would be more short stories but it really is more of a reference book. The information is interesting but definitely not put in story form.
I didn't enjoy this book but if you are someone who enjoys just the facts this book would be for you. The information is robust and well researched.
At the top of the list!
There were points in this book that brought me to tears for the situations people find themselves in and by my own ignorance of the world. There were equally times that made me laugh out loud.
I don't think anyone else could have read this book. The book was written with love and yes compassion and to hear it in the author's own voice was priceless.
This book touched my heart so vividly that I have sent for the hardcopy so that I may read and reread the passages when I need that reality check on my own life. Too often in this world people are "written off" because they don't meet the norm and Boyle's book shows us just what we are missing out on by putting up those walls.
The Good House ranks in the top five of the audiobooks I have listen to since starting my subscription.
There really is no one memorable moment, the book is well written, we begin to love Hildy from almost the first page. Leary's description of the characters and the area that they live in is wonderful. It does help that I live in one of Windover's surrounding towns. Leary discribes the personalities and the landscape to perfection.
She sounded exactly like all the "Hildys" that I know from the area. The accent and inflections were spot on.
I think the name is perfection.
Just listen to it, you will not regret it.
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