But over the many summers she spends there, Maude comes to cherish life in the colony, as she does the people who share it with her. There is her husband Peter, consumed with a darkness of spirit; her adored but dangerously fragile children; her domineering mother-in-law, who teaches her that it is the women who possess the strength to keep the colony intact; and Maine native Micah Willis, who is ultimately Maude's truest friend.
©1992 Anne River Siddons; (P)1992 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
"Siddons gets the melodrama balance just right and shows she's as much at home in Maine as she was in Georgia." (Kirkus Reviews)
Yes, I love her books.
She got her dialects mixed up at times.
This book was so hacked up I couldn't follow the story.
I read the book version of "Colony" when it was first published several years ago. It is a rich tapestry woven of interesting and memorable characters. The abridged version did not do it justice.
I would recommend it only to friends who do not mind an abridged work, or have never read the original book, and are just looking for something to fill time. Much of the power of the book was left out of the audio book.
Judith Ivy is a favorite actress, but her accent was so broad (Southern) that sometimes I could not understand her.
Not for me, as I remember the original book. Some may like it, especially if they enjoy shorter audio books.
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