I used to do this on Book Journey but evidently she is no longer hosting it. She still has a great site though and wonderful book reviews. You should visit her if you haven't already. She's a much faster reader than I am. LOL!
I finished this Pulitzer Prize Winner and I did learn things from it that I didn't know before but for the most part it was a struggle to read. There were passages that were very clear and I would think..."ok, here we go now...it's getting better." But alas, she would go off on some tangent like she was on some drug or smoking something and she would lose me. Maybe I'm just not smart enough to grasp these types of books but I did learn so all was not lost. There were definite moments of brilliance in content and writing but it never seemed to last very long. I'd be interested to know if anyone else has read this and what they thought. Maybe I expect too much from these "prize winning" pieces of literature. I was very happy when I reached the end. Ha! Ha!
In case I forgot to mention this is a non-fiction about nature which I have read and enjoyed many of in the past. I owned this book and have since donated it to the local library.
I listen to my audio books in the kitchen when I'm washing dishes, cooking and ironing. It was so good I caught up on all my ironing! LOL! It was also a big audio book.....10 cds!
aren't they just gorgeous and still going strong! I highly recommend Pro Flowers. Thank you again to Uriah, Ben and Amanda!
"After 5 hectic years of retirement from Lord's chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh and his wife, Cynthia, return to Mitford from a so-called pleasure trip to the land of his Irish ancestors." And thus the story begins. I have all the books and I may have to start over again reading the series as it is probably my most favorite and reminds me most of my childhood home. If you have never read these books you are missing out on one of the most cherished series of all time!
As the story opens, she is barreling down Interstate 95, bound for Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, the land of her ancestors. Welcomed by the generous heart of her advice-dispensing sister, Mimi, Linda and her daughters slowly begin to find their way and discover a sweeter rhythm of life."
I'm halfway through it and it is a very pleasant read. I'm really liking this author!
"From the internationally bestselling author of The House at Riverton, an unforgettable new novel that transports the reader from the back alleys of poverty of pre-World War I London to the shores of colonial Australia where so many made a fresh start, and back to the windswept coast of Cornwall, England, past and present." The author is Australian and lives in Brisbane, Australia. I am looking forward to reading this one.