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Dream When You're Feeling Blue

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    Well Written

    This book was very well written and I enjoyed the authenticity of the dialogue and the events. Unfortunately for me, the book never really seemed to pick up. I also was not a fan of the ending. I would reccomend however it to someone who enjoys reading about this time period as much as I do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2008

    wonderful story, disappointing ending

    I just finished this book and was transported to another time. World War II when men were gentlemen and good girls were swell kids. I think of it as the time my parents became engaged, before my own father went off to war. Loved the family dynamics but was so confused by the very abrupt ending that did not feel authentic. I certainly would have written the neat, more predictable ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2008

    Disappointed at Ending - Hope Elizabeth Berg reads feedback

    I have read most of Elizabeth Berg's novels because I love the way she writes. I enjoyed this book except the ending. It was almost as if she was tired of writing and just wanted to end the book and send it to her printer. At first I could not figure out what was going on when Kitty was helping her sister Louise with her wedding dress. It abruptly went from Louise being sad about her husband dying to Louise marrying Kitty's fiance'and then they abrubtly aged to 80 something. I was very disappointed. It did not make any sense. I was happy to read that other people here felt the same way. I hope Elizabeth reads these reviews.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2008

    Worst Ending in the History of Endings

    I liked this book, a lot. I got attatched to the charactors and perhaps even put myself in the place of Kitty, which may be the reason I am so mad about the ending to this book! It made no sense. How does a man engaged and in love to a woman end up marrying her sister just because the sisters fiance died in the war? Not to mention he STILL loves her even when they've grown old and he'd been married to the womans sister for 40 years!!! The author gives no explanation and I found it extremely upsetting. I've decided to completely ignore the authors written ending and write my own, because I find her version extremely frustrating. Besides that, the book is worth the read, if only for the emotional drama you'll experience afterwards :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2008

    What was she thinking?

    I am a great fan of Elizabeth Berg ever since I discovered her but I too found the ending very disappointing. As other reviewers have written, the ending seemed rushed and almost like it was an after thought. Berg did a wonderful job in taking us to the past with her attention to details and then bam! It was an ending that did not at all seem to fit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2007

    Dream for a better ending

    A BIG Elizabeth Berg reader but this is not one of her best. I loved the characters and felt the book had so much potential. The end was rushed and I felt like she just wanted to wrap up the book. A sad ending and unfortuately an unsatisfactory feeling left when reading this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2007

    Good story with a flat ending.

    An enjoyable story of Louise,Kitty & Tish & their family in Chicago during WWII. The family characters were believable. The ending was very abrupt .It seemed like she didn't have time to finish the story properly.Don't buy this book. Borrow from your library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2007

    Disappointing end to otherwise good book.

    Elizabeth Berg has been off her stride in her last three novels. She has had Elvis showing up, a wealthy widow who must have had a fairy godmother stashed somewhere making sure everything was perfect, and now the ending to Dream When Your Feeling Blue. It could have been titled Dream When Your Coming Out of Left Field. I was able to forgive her historical error in which she failed to recognize that Black soldiers served in segregated units. But, the end to this book, I think, was a real letdown.

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