Middletown, NY, United States | Member Since 2011
This is a wonderful story - I loved every minute of listening to it. Jenna Lamia is a great narrator and the story itself was lovely. This might be one of my all time favorite books!
I disagree with some of the other opinions that were posted. I think this book points out some glaring differences in the educational system of the U.S., Finland, Korea, and Poland. I have a doctorate in education and I still found this book to be very useful as well as an enjoyable read. I believe all educators should read this book - we could all learn something from it.
I wasn't sure if I would like the book, but I really enjoyed its down-to-earth style. Of course, Theresa read it, so how could it be anything but. I think she had some interesting information to give on the subject and although I am not sure I learned anything new, I do feel like I got the information in a different way.
Really enjoyed this book! It takes us back to New Bern, Connecticut with the same old characters we love, but Marie adds a couple new personalities in this chapter.
I wasn't sure I wanted to read this book because it meant leaving New Bern and going to Texas, but I am glad I did. It was a very enjoyable story and it was heartwarming to learn Mary Del's story. It "sewed" up the story of her and Howard and how they came to be alone in the quilting business.
I am an animal person so I tend to stay away from books with animals in the title, since I can't handle their abuse or neglect. I was worried about reading this book because of that, but I finally gave in. I am so glad I did! What a wonderful story! I just finished it and all I can say is that my heart is full of the love and joy this story brought with it.
This was an interesting book. I spent a great deal of the time waiting for something big to happen, but it never did. The book is written in a style similar to "100 Years of Solitude," but without having the same draw. I never found myself in the position where I had to keep listening - but at the same time, I am not disappointed I did listen to it. I found the topic of botany and science in the 19th century to be something new to me, and I thought the feelings and beliefs of the female characters to be pertinent. It made me consider what it must have been like for an intelligent, scientific-thinking woman to live in that time. There was no great ah-ha at the end...it just was. That being said, it was a pleasant listen.
This book blew me away! There are many twists and turns and nothing is predictable. It is thought provoking and so entirely enthralling. I highly recommend!
I have enjoyed all the books in this series, and this one was no exception. They are such nice books, such good stories and characters. I am not a quilter and I really love this series.
I disliked this book almost immediately. I cannot tell you exactly why. I wasn't crazy about the British accents and I didn't like the pacing. It just wasn't for me.
When I first started reading this story, I wasn't sure I wanted to continue. Maybe because it forces you to think. It is difficult to imagine a scenario like this in a country where we are used to so much freedom. That being said, it did make me stop and think about the liberties our government seems to be taking for granted these days in the name of terrorism. I never really cared before, but after reading this book, I can see how it could be a slippery slope. Sometimes even fictional books can paint a picture which can help us see what could be if we continue on a certain path. Atlas Shrugged is one of those books, and The Handmaid's Tale is another. I only gave it 4 stars because I really hated the way the book ended. I felt like the author just got tired of writing and stopped.
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