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Posted January 11, 2005
I haven't enjoyed a book this much in years! Simply put, Sometimes There's a Dove is what this world has been lacking. History comes alive in this fun and entertaining story of a family and their tests and trials during depression, world war and poverty. The opening line of this story will catch you, hold you and never let you go! 'It was the beginning of fall, 1939 and the great depression, that had attached itself to the world like a giant leach, kept its solid grip. Daddy's search for a decent job seemed to be as fruitless as the fig tree that Jesus smote.' Very enjoyable, entertaining and enlighting. I never knew that we were attacked right here on our very own shores of America during ww2! I learned a lot of facts from this simple tale, it was really well written and fun and the laugh I got when I read about the rooster's funeral made Sometimes there's a Dove worth every cent I paid, yet this wasn't all, by far. These 168 pages are crammed full of life as the characters reach out to you from the past and enclude you in their lives and times. A must read!!!!! Buy it today, you WON'T be sorry!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 19, 2004
Cynthia Ward is as much of a master at writing an historical tale as DaVinci was at painting a masterpiece. With every word and paragraph, Cynthia breaths life, as well as color, into her story and characters. `Sometimes There's a Dove¿ is a simply delightful tale of a spit fire, soft hearted southern girl, (Clair Brown) growing up during the Great Depression and World War Two era. She, along with her three siblings, (Shelly, Zeke & Bay) and her parents, (Cooper & Madge Brown), move to the Mississippi Delta to be sharecroppers. They all have high hopes of riches and finery in the beginning, but that fades on the first day when they¿re faced with the hot, back-breaking, finger gouging, labor of the cotton fields. Even though the work is hard, Clair and her family find happiness among the sprawling, hot dry land that seems to hold nothing, but shacks, poverty and cotton. Little does Clair know that it will also hold her heart. This is the revelation that comes to her when they move from the Delta to Oak Ridge Tennessee, where her father gets a job at a war plant that is secretly producing the atomic bomb. Clair¿s search for, `the bird of peace¿ in her world of the normal childhood woes, and the extra ordinary struggles of her time, such as poverty, terror and war is profound and touching. Filled with stories of childhood that are sure to make you laugh, along with heartwarming happenings that will make you cry, `Sometimes There¿s a Dove¿ is destined to be a classic, and is a must read for nostalgic history lovers of all ages.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.