Ten-year-old Trudy loves Papa more than anybody else until she hears him slap Zoe, her mother. She is so angry at him she wishes he'd die. When he accidentally sets fire to the family mansion and dies in the fire, she is not prepared for the shock.
William has cautioned Zoe not to pry into his financial arrangements. She wants to know where he keeps his money in case his life should end. How will she survive as a widow? The family has nowhere to call home except a sharecropper's shack.
©2014 Mary G. Cheatham (P)2015 Mary G. Cheatham
Absolutely! I have recommended it to all of my friends and family.
This was a great story - so many good moments! Without giving any of the story away, I will share one of the memories I really identified with, which was the group of men who always gathered together. It gave the whole story such a good southern feeling
I loved how he sounded like my Pappaw, down to the whistling when he spoke. It was a super narration. I found myself immersed in the story, like I was right there living it! It would be great if all narrations provided this same kind of good sense of actually being in the story.
I was brought to tears when the house caught on fire, and the family was thrown into poverty.
Can't wait to hear how the next one in the series is narrated!
Listening to this book made me feel like I was a member of the Cameron family facing the struggles and joys of living in the rural Deep South in the early 1900's.The author paints a vivid picture of life in a time long past. The narrator is perfect for this story. Altogether, a most enjoyable listen!
I loved The Dream Bucket on my kindle. But to hear it narrated in a mellow Kentucky accent brought it to life. The narrator is outstanding. I felt as if I was sitting on the back porch and my grandfather was telling me a story. I've listened to audio books before and at times felt the narrator was cartoonish. Not so in this one.
Highly recommend. You wont be disappointed.
I enjoyed the writing style of the author, plainly stated here and slyly painting word pictures there. I think this lady has listened to the hoot owls and bobcats in the woods and may miss them now.
I liked the narrator, he had a great southern voice. Mr. Lomakayu's voice reminded me of southern men when I was a child growing up in the south. The story had some sad parts so do all good books, that are about history of the south and hard times the people of that era lived and endured. I had a hard time not spending all my free time listening to this book - very entertaining. Really enjoyed the audio version.
"The Dream Bucket" is a story of survival and overcoming hardships amidst tragic circumstances. It takes place in days of old, when pioneers worked hard and lived simpler lives close to the land. There were good times and bad. They celebrated the joys in life with laughter, community, and fellowship. Faith and hard work pulled them through the hard times, as did their friends and neighbors. In "The Dream Bucket," we meet Zoe, the main character. Due to a tragic fire, she loses her husband. Faced with widowhood as a single mother, she must find a way to rebuild their lives from scratch. Zoe finds strength that she never knew she had, as well as new love. This is a tale that will remind you that faith and love always triumph, and of the importance of good neighbors and community.
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