I finished this book and it was good but sad and I don't really like sad books. It was very well written and I can see why people are attracted to this author. It has an unusual storyline and beautiful descriptions. I also like the low country of South Carolina where it takes place and the closeness of nature but it didn't leave me feeling very happy. I might try reading another book of hers later but not for awhile. The whole time I was reading it I was waiting for the "other shoe to drop" and it left me anxious right before going to sleep. Maybe I need to read certain authors/books during the day time. Regardless, it would probably get 4 out of 5 stars.
"A troubled daughter of privilege and her secrets threaten to blow a hole in twelve-year-old Emily's beautiful world."
" A woman is summoned back to the town where she grew up. And in the house where she spent her most magical years she finds a series of letters addressed to her. Each of those letters is a piece of a story that will completely upend the world she thought she knew----and throw her into a love more powerful than she ever imagined could be possible. Two extraordinary love stories are entwined here, full of hope and pain and emotions that never die down."
My nickname is Sam and in the story "Sam" is also a female. Anne Heche who reads for Jennifer is one of my favorites too.
These 2 will keep you from dozing! Peter IljitchTchaikovsky (1840-1893) has always been a favorite because of his strong, vibrant musical scores. The top one is Symphony No.2 op.17 in C minor "Russian" and Symphony No.3 op.29 in D major "Polish". Don't ask me what that all means because I am not a music major or even a minor! LOL!
The bottom one is Piano Concerto #1, String Serenade, Violin Concerto, The Sleeping Beauty Ballet Suite, Capriccio Italien, Swan Lake Ballet Suite and Eugene Onegin: Polonaise......just in case you wanted to know all that....(whew!).
Again, this music will not allow "dozing" and is great for handwork or housework! LOL!