O Little Town: A Novel

O Little Town: A Novel

by Don Reid
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O Little Town 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 129 reviews.
MuffyBelle More than 1 year ago
My husband and daughter gave me this book for Christmas. Don Reid is from my hometown so I was excited to read his first novel. Although the town is not identified as Staunton, I find myself picturing "our town" in my mind as I read and get involved in the lives of the characters. Since I have not lived there since 1986, the memories are sweet. This book is a must read for all small town Southerners - and others too - who want to escape in a beautiful character-rich story. Enjoy.
mrsred49 More than 1 year ago
A great book by Don Reid, this was his first book and it comes back around every year around Christmas. It is set in 1958 right at Christmas time and tells a story about different characters. I was a young teen about that time and knew all about a lot of the things that is talked about in this book just not the people. The story takes place in Mt. Jefferson, Va and it switches back and forth between the characters and lets each one talk about their life. There was Walter, he was a sick man and he kept remembering back when he was a young lad and worked in the Crown theater, and about some live actors before the movies came. He was 16 at the time and he really fell for the actress Adrienne. He was the most remarkable character to me. Then there was the police chief, alone with his wife and their pregnant 16 year old daughter and how they handled the teen pregnancy back in the 1950's. The pastor had a wife that was more interested in another man than her own family, so the teen daughter decided she would steal from the mercantile. Two of the wives were sisters and the daughters of Walter, one was married to the doctor and the other was married to Mercantile manager. As I would think like any small town there were tongues wagging telling this and that, and no always the truth. I don't know this for a fact if that is the way of small towns as I have never lived in town always in the country. This book is really a good book and Don did a fine job. Almost as good as his singing you heard I said ALMOST, I loved to hear the Statler Brothers and loved way back when they first got their start. My children grew up listening to the old 33 1/3 lps and me singing alone as I worked in the house. This book was sent to me by Jeane at wynnwynn media free for me to post my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a quick read, mainly because I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book ... The point of view it was written from was delightful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a truely wonderful story. The characters all feel like old friends that I would love to meet again and again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book for those that love holiday books, but would love to read one other than the usual kitchy romance holiday books this time of year. This book is about a small town at Christmas time, and the trials and tribulations that some of the families in that small town are enduring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a hard time getting into it at first, asit jumped around a lot, but by the middle i wanted to see what happened next. Good read overall!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read for the holidays, made me think about my own family and the power of forgiveness
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how all the characters in the book are connected in some way. The only real problem I had was that it was short and if it had been longer more details could have been given and each person's life could have played out more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was looking for a book to read @ Christmas time. this one was perfect. I hadn't read anything from Don Reid b4 but this was a truely great book. I couldn't put it down I just couodn't wait 2 c what was going 2 happen next. : )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this! Real issues handled with thought and care. Easy read and gripping story lines.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting read. Proof we all have some kind of issue we deal with in life. The Lord can always place us on the right track if we seek His guidance.
LeiaJ More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this story, I like the way the author did not leave you wondering def must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
chrisctx More than 1 year ago
Great story, wonderful characters! A book I couldn't put down. I also agree with another comment..."a must read for all small town Southerners - and others too!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story with interesting characters- you can clearly envision the town and its inhabitants, picture the scenes as they unfold. The writing keeps you engaged without the dreaded (at least I find them dreadful!) terribly unrealistic situations or perfect outcomes and yet the story remains upbeat and hopeful. Highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved how all the characters lives were mingled together. It makes want to keep reading and reading to see the domino effect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book i would read it a hundred and one times and it would still never get old!!:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It starts slowly, but wraps around itself nicely by the end.
mellis More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and the storyline. It was well written and interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story. Great characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very much enjoyed reading this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed being taken back to a time when the problems were the same, but the life style was less complicated. Author developed the charachters very well and kept me wanting to know how things would be resolved. Forgiveness is integral to life as this author so eloquently pointed out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It kept me reading,I didn't want to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good for being free, wasnt what I expected. But makes you think about life.