©2005 Lynn Austin; (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC
"[A] brilliant novel about love, forgiveness, suffering, and the importance of resisting the temptation to run away when things get tough." (Christian Book Previews.com)
Loved the complexity and the direction the author used to keep you wanting to know more of the sad story of Eleanor.
Absolutely! Austin's depictions of the roaring 20s, World War II, and the 1960s were stellar. The shutting off of emotions between mothers and daughters, their complex relationships, were well drawn.
I would have liked to have more male characters be strong and dependable, such as Kathleen's husband... I didn't get to know him, and how he put up with Kathleen's shutting off of herself, I don't know... but this is a minor quibble in an otherwise good book.
This book was well-done all in all. Linda Stevens' performance was good, but her penchant for pausing at the end of each chapter drove me a little batty, but her emotional inflections were very good.
This was a good book, IMHO, though not great. The story was interesting the way all the characters' lives dovetailed into each other. It flowed along nicely, and was an interesting listen. Well written.
Story kept me captured. Lynn LAustin always does a good job of that!
You are getting the story of three different generations, but in reverse.... Loved it!
Lynn Austin is such an excellent writer and in this book she keeps you captivated on the characters life and growth. I love how she deals with some difficult issues in families and in spirituality and in love and forgiveness.
Definitely one of the best!
When Kathleen realized how her memories of her family were so different from the way things were when they reconnected.
In the middle somewhere.
Have not listened to Lynn Austin, but I have read another of her books. But I grabbed this one simply because Linda Stephens is narrating!
The coming home scene at the the very end. I don't want to give anything away and spoil it for someone else.
The father's prayer.
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