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Most Helpful Favorable Review

17 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

COMPELLING JOURNEY!

This is a story within a story with lots of challenges, from terminal illness to broken-heartedness, to autism, to poverty to disappointment to tragedy to courage to sacrifice to courage and all kinds of love. Brown did her research. She had the jargon down for the 1930...
This is a story within a story with lots of challenges, from terminal illness to broken-heartedness, to autism, to poverty to disappointment to tragedy to courage to sacrifice to courage and all kinds of love. Brown did her research. She had the jargon down for the 1930's on and the way people thought back then, chilling racism, bigotry and such. Wonderful read! Other books I LOVED are THE HELP, EXPLOSION IN PARIS, SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME

posted by 1DANA3 on February 4, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Interesting Read

Have to say this was an interesting read. I have to laugh at all those who gave this a 5-star. For me, that's reserved for Hemmingway, Steinbeck, etc. Certainly not this one. A 3-star, in my opinion, means a good story and worth reading. Five-stars are reserved for...
Have to say this was an interesting read. I have to laugh at all those who gave this a 5-star. For me, that's reserved for Hemmingway, Steinbeck, etc. Certainly not this one. A 3-star, in my opinion, means a good story and worth reading. Five-stars are reserved for those books you discuss decades later. This isn't one of those.

The storyline is interesting, but a little contrived and cliche-ish. Spent too much time dwelling on a single issue perhaps. I felt that the conclusion was WAY too short...the whole book built up to a release of expectations that only lasted about 5 pages. Other than that, it had a surprise ending that fit the plot and all worked out. Would recommend for a rainy-day.

I have to wonder...how in the heck would a mother discuss the intimate details of her love life with her son?? Not sure how that would have gotten into the story, considering the ending. Not to give anything away...but this is a story told by the son, how did that get into the story??

posted by In-bed-with-my-Nook on February 2, 2010

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  • Posted February 2, 2010

    Interesting Read

    Have to say this was an interesting read. I have to laugh at all those who gave this a 5-star. For me, that's reserved for Hemmingway, Steinbeck, etc. Certainly not this one. A 3-star, in my opinion, means a good story and worth reading. Five-stars are reserved for those books you discuss decades later. This isn't one of those.

    The storyline is interesting, but a little contrived and cliche-ish. Spent too much time dwelling on a single issue perhaps. I felt that the conclusion was WAY too short...the whole book built up to a release of expectations that only lasted about 5 pages. Other than that, it had a surprise ending that fit the plot and all worked out. Would recommend for a rainy-day.

    I have to wonder...how in the heck would a mother discuss the intimate details of her love life with her son?? Not sure how that would have gotten into the story, considering the ending. Not to give anything away...but this is a story told by the son, how did that get into the story??

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 11, 2013

    Combines interesting history with believable personal stories th

    Combines interesting history with believable personal stories that make this a very enjoyable book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Good Book

    I enjoyed reading this book however I'm not a big fan of reading about olden days which is when this story took place. It is written well and its a romance story so if you like reading about romance during rough economic times this may be the book for you.

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  • Posted April 1, 2011

    Good book

    Easy read, pretty much loved it... up until the end. Seemed like an awfully fast wrap up and way too many things left hanging. Felt like she got tired of writing and just wrapped it up real quick. That was the only disappointment.

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  • Posted December 29, 2009

    You have to give her a "A" for effort...

    I found this book a little boring. She did an excellent job developing her characters. She found a place in history to highlight the plight of autism in society - which I think was the goal of the book. For this, you must give her credit. Really nothing new here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2009

    Can't miss with a Sandra Brown book

    Always good characters....great story.

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