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Posted March 26, 2012
Vivian Gardiner is a city girl at heart. When Vivian and her husband Nowell headed out to the sticks to clean up his grandparent’s home, she knew the country would take some getting used to. But when a young girl is found dead in the woods (practically in their own backyard), Vivian's instincts immediately perk up and she begins to notice everything and everyone around her.
The Qualities of Wood took me completely by surprise. While the cornerstone of the story is the death of a young girl, I felt like the real story was about relationships. It's about what happens when words are left unsaid and secrets remain hidden. Everything in the dark comes to the light, but what if the people who made the cause are not there to make amends?
Mary Vensel White's writing is very fluid. She understands that depth of human emotion and the complexities that can only be found when love is present.
I really enjoyed this novel and you will too.
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Posted October 21, 2012
Posted April 20, 2012
The book read well and I kept plugging along to get to the ending. However, the ending was so disappointing I wish I hadn't read the book. It leads you along to believe one thing, and then when you get there it's a very lame ending.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.