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5,0 sur 5 étoilesExcellent with an asterisk
23 avril 2019 - Publié sur Amazon.com
First, the asterisk: if you are a survivor of any sort of sexual assault or have lost a child in any way, you might not be able to handle the themes and scenes in this book. Having said that, this was one of the best books I've read in a long time. I had a hard time putting it down, and attempted to read it while cooking dinner, which I never do. It is very well written and intriguing, and the way the author tells the story makes it into a mystery that I was eager to figure out. The reveals, when they come, are perfectly placed, and the denouement is very satisfying. Yes, there is a lot of sadness and suffering in this book and the characters all have their foibles, but it comes across as very real, and the main characters are likeable in spite of, or because of, their flaws. I would have given it 4 stars and said I would round up to 4 and a half, but in the end, I liked it too much for that. It's not War and Peace, but for this genre it is superb. When I finish this review I will be buying another book by this author immediately!
A story about 4 generations of women, and the secrets of 3 - that was the plot. Nicola's beloved granny dies, but before she goes she tells her the house will be hers to pass to her oldest daughter. Oh, and to take care of her babies. What babies? Nicola's daughter was born out of wedlock, and feels left out of the family she's made for them with James and youngest daughter Maizie. As this story goes on, unloading that house is something they've all wanted. Then Nicola finds Aunt Olive and cousin John and that adds more to the plot. What happened to that family? After some digging, the truth comes out. There was plenty of dialogue, and some of it was just tedious. I went back and forth with wanting to slap Nicola, then Maizie. I think with a little less arguing with her kids, who got in the way of the story, and a little more fleshing out of the story, as in more history of events, I'd have given it another star. And perhaps some more credible police. I couldn't see them being so - backward...passive...bumbling.
5,0 sur 5 étoilesShame, blame or tell the truth..take the journey.
12 juillet 2019 - Publié sur Amazon.com
Linda Green has done a wonderful job weaving the stories of four generations of women and illuminating how social morals and attitudes can have a devastating effect on the lives we lead. These stories will tug at your emotions...regret, anger, pain BUT also inspire you and give you hope at the same time. How much are you willing to sacrifice to hide or find the truth? Knowing it can possibly hurt those near and dear to you, which would you choose? Hide or reveal the truth? This book will intrigue you and touch your soul. The stories are so true to life. It was hard to put the book down. Take the journey!!!
5,0 sur 5 étoilesAn unusual story that kept you turning the pages.
20 avril 2019 - Publié sur Amazon.com
I was sad at the end of the book. The author very “simply “ told the story of the fairy statues in the end of the garden. You could feel the heart break of each tale. Very different from other books I’ve read.