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Thanksgiving based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I love this story. Ellen Cooney takes you on a delicious journey of the Morley family beginning in 1662 and ending in 2012 that centers on the Thanksgiving season. Each chapter comes alive with a new time period, characters and of course a different dish that the reader easily embraces and never wants to let go. Ms. Cooney's portrayals of the events of the era play a supported role to the beautifully defined characters and the family home as it ages and matures. She brings you into the home. You can smell the aromas of the season and feel the love, joy, sadness, heartache, and laughter of each person you encounter. I didn't want this story to end and I look forward to Ms. Cooney's next adventure.
The summary of the book sounded wonderful and interesting: Visiting the Morley house, once every few years, for a Thanksgiving meal. Catch up on the lives of the family members and see how everyone has progressed since the last Thanksgiving visit. The Cons: The descriptions of (married and unmarried) couples' private actions were completely overly done. There was so much of 'it' through the book, that it become unbearable to trudge through. Most of the women in the family were pregnant before marriage. A new shocker introduced itself halfway through the book, when vulgar language began appearing. I wish I could say that I enjoyed parts of the book, even with these things that I didn't like. This really just isn't the book for me though, and I personally wouldn't recommend it. Thanks to NetGalley and Publerati for the free book.