The Dove Keepers was so good and this book was so awful! There was nothing to keep me interested in the main character, and I have no idea what people are talking about with twists and turns, this is basically a story written about a woman's life and there was nothing that interesting and certainly not surprising about it. I think it would actually have been an ok book for a teenager except for the use of foul language that was not necessary and did not add to the storyline at all, if anything it seemed misplaced. I had to force myself to stick with it to the end, thinking there would be something that would save the story but, no, sadly, it ended just as badly as it started. Very disappointed as I take a lot of time to choose books with high ratings, interesting topics, and well-known authors but this was a big waste of time and money.
Twists and turns of loss, maternal love and modern love. Shelby the heroine was believable showing her weakness and vulnerabilities as well as her stregnth & vulnerabilities
Enjoyed listening to this well written and well read emotional story full of heartache and hope.
As usual, Alice Hoffman has developed wonderful, quirky and broken characters and written a heartwarming and heart-wrenching story about them. Very moving read.