This was decent, but not nearly as good as some other Anne Rivers Siddons books I’ve read. As usual, the location plays a large part in the atmosphere of the book. Here we get 3 different faces of South Carolina — old money Charleston, the beach, and the low country — and each does its part. Unfortunately, I wish she’d spent as much time onRead more
Book #64 was Nora, Nora, by Anne Rivers Siddons. I have a strange relationship with Anne Rivers Siddons books. They always start off really slow for me, and I have to struggle through the first several chapters. However, they really pay off in the end. I guess maybe there’s just too much background and set-up for me. So, I like them, but I wish she’dRead more
Book #45 was King’s Oak, by Anne Rivers Siddons. This book took me a while to get into. I had actually put it away with the intention of trying again later, then grabbed it again when I needed something convenient to read. Ms. Siddons tends to do a lot of set-up, and I felt like I had to plow through it before I got toRead more
I just finished The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver. This was a beautiful book.
I think that what really makes this book work is the way it is written. You witness this story through the viewpoint of each of the daughters — even little Ruth May. It’s a very compelling read, and I heartily recommend it.Read more