A simple girl with anything but a simple story. In Depression-era Mississippi, Millie Reynolds longs to escape the madness that marks her world. With an abusive father and a “nothing mama,” she struggles to find a place where she really belongs. For answers, Millie turns to the gypsies who caravan through town each spring. The travelers lead Millie to a key that unlocks generations of shocking family secrets. When tragedy strikes, the mysterious contents of the box give Millie the tools she needs to break her family’s long-standing cycle of madness and abuse. Through it all, Millie experiences the thrill of first love while fighting to trust the God she believes has abandoned her. With the power of forgiveness, can Millie finally make her way into the free?
©2012 Julie Cantrell (P)2012 Oasis
This a a wonderful story, it gets you hooked right from the start, It takes a really good book to make me cry.
The emotional journey it takes you on
The narrators voice and accent were wonderful, I think she enhanced the story with her charming accent. I think the audio offered extra added bonus with the narrator performance giving a different experience.
Millie was my favorite character. She endures a great deal
When she catches up to finally get her happiness and go off into the free
Into the free
Love love loved this book
I would hope not to. :/
Anything else well written.
Performance is different from storyline, but still poor. As a Southern woman, I can tell you the reader was overplaying a canned dialect. It would be so much nicer if Audible would find better readers for their characters.
Editor? I would have red-marked most of the characters half-expected, overplayed and trite traumatic experiences. Seemed to me to be a non-Southern writer's attempt at capturing a Tennessee Williams type storyline.... dramatic backdrop, included. Unless you've grown up in the deep South, you don't understand all the rich nuances that were being attempted to be written into this story. This author tried, yet failed miserably.
"i was hooked a very enjoyable story"
A heart wrenching story but with a twist of happiness. Looking forward to the sequel.
It brought back memories of living in the south. Her voice was mesmerising and made me smile
A times it made me want to cry but then Millie's' character was so loveable and strong it made me smile .
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