©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.
Lynn Austin has written a grand novel spanning 3 generations of fresh starts. Her story is gripping and inspiring.
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.
Very colorful characters, great story, enjoyable format, entertaining and spiritual. Highly recommended...think I'll listen again.
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.
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