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Posted April 21, 2009
What a gem! I thoroughly enjoyed this book about mother/daughter relationships. The author knows how to write; no wonder it's a Women of Faith Fiction Book. I plan to share it with the women in my family.
The plot centers around Abby and her daughter Hannah who travel thousands of miles together from their home in Hawaii to reach the Louisiana, home of the Grand Lady, Abby's much-loved grandmother. They fly to Washington and begin their road trip. As they drive through Washington, Oregon, California, Texas and into Louisiana, they experience a deeper bond and learn about the healing of forgiveness. I enjoyed the descriptions of the places they visited along the way.
I learned a some things about Hawaii reading this novel. Hawaiian "da' kine" means the same as "whatchmacallit" and leis mean more than just "welcome." The "da' kine" that mothers and daughters experience will be enhanced by the reading of this wonderful novel. I admit that I shed some tears at the end. Discussion questions are included.
Posted July 26, 2005
Excellent and heartwarming. A beautifully crafted novel. Ms. Gunn spins a terrific yarn through a wonderful journey of faith, forgiveness, and joy for ladies of all ages.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 14, 2005
This book is like a cup of horribly boring, weak, cold tea. <p> If you were to take a great mother/daughter/southern voice/personal growth story like <i>Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood</i> or <i>The Secret Life of Bees</i> or <i>Anywhere But Here</i> and water the characters, plot, and message down [so that even someone who read the cover jacket would get as much out of it as someone who read it cover to cover] this is what you'd get. <p> Terrible, simply terrible. Trust me, spend your precious reading time on the books mentioned above instead. Unless of course, it is essential to you that you read a book in which Christian religion play's a not-even-close to-being-subtle role. Then, for the sake of the fact that the main characters are morally sound and pray a lot, you may slightly enjoy this story.
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Posted May 19, 2011
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