Desperate to save her Buckhead home from foreclosure after being left in the lurch, recent divorcee Dahlia must complete the summer and sell her share immediately. Practical, even-tempered Violet will be no problem, but Iris has been Dahlia's nemesis since she learned to say, "no" to her big sister. And super-sweet, quirky Garage Sale Queen Rose is so "green" she'd test the patience of a saint.
As tempers flare and old secrets are revealed, four grown women discover that the past is never truly buried.
©2009 Haywood Smith; (P)2009 Macmillan Audio
So if Dr. Phil and Oprah had a kid that read nothing but Grisham and wrote a Disney movie of the week...
Broadly written characters are more caricatures than real, with an endless stream of bumper sticker catch phrases in the overwrought relationships of the sisters.
None the less, it is an easy listen that makes the miles in a car roll by easily. The narrator is one of the best female narrators ever.
Dont get me wrong, its not a bad book. Its just a simple read. If Gillian Flynn is a homemade cheesecake, this is jello. Good, but simple and basic.
Haywood Smith has the ability to make you smile,laugh out loud and cry. Her southern charactors and lyrical reader keep you listening. The best of her works yet.
The mispronunciation of Dahlonega, GA bothered me. (Duh lawn eh ga) is the way it is pronounced. Oddly, this is the second book with different authors and narrators that has mispronounced Dahlonega.
You should check to see how to pronounce names of cities or other critical words before producing an audible recording. i.e. Dahlonega, Georgia
The best so far some of the readers really bug me but this one is great.
The women, the lake and their story really moved me. I think Haywood Smith is my favorite writer so far. I like how she made the sisters stay together and learn to love one another good bad or ugly.
Her voice is appealing to me she adds so much emotion and her voices are great.
Nothing the title is perfect for the book.
I will be reading/listening to more Haywood Smith.
Cynthia Darlow does yet another excellent job in capturing your attention with her interpretation of the characters in this book.
The dead bodies in the dancing Santa bags.
Enjoyed her voice as Sissy
Sissy, she was such a sassy character and as the story line progressed you change your attitude and perception of her.
Write a sequel!
I enjoy this narator so that made it a good listen for me. It took some twists and turns that I did not expect. It was a sweet story.
Each charactor was well developed, I loved them all.
This performance was better than her others.
The relationship between sisters is a complicated one - that follows you though life. Haywood Smith does a great job in writing it and the narrator - Cynthia Darlow is great to listen to. I couldn't stop listening. Keep the books coming.
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