Good story, and true to the Woolsey story. Needs to have a warning for content, as it deals with SA and graphic violence.
Like others, I have enjoyed these historically based novels. They took me through a range of emotions.
Great historical novel. I enjoyed the three book series so much! Highly recommend, and the narrators were all fantastic, in my opinion...
I had unfulfilled expectations for this book. It's okay, and I definitely appreciate the understanding that so much of it is drawn from actual historical accounts, but in the end I found some of the characters too unbelievable and unlikeable, namely Georgie (the heroine) and Anne-May (the villainess). Georgie was too perfect, too pure, too flawless and Anne-May was just the opposite, too mean, too conniving and too vindictive. Anne-May had no redeeming qualities, and Georgie had no flaws. My favorite was Jemma whose story struck me as much more authentic than the other two women. I felt the narrators did a good job reading, and frankly, they're the reason I kept going because the story line bored me to great extent.
After reading Lilac Girls and Lost Roses, I looked forward to this latest work. It did not disappoint. Like the previous novels, Sunflower Sisters follows the lives of four women including one of the Ferriday lineage. Their lives intermingle while telling the story of the Civil War from the perspectives of these women. What really struck me was the authors note at the end that explained how Martha Hall Kelly came upon actual writings of the Ferridays that confirm much of what was included in the story. A truly amazing read. The only thing I would say that could be improved are the narrators attempts to narrate the male voices.
Enjoyed this and it’s two companion books. If you like historical fiction you will appreciate all 3 of these books.
It's a great story. I liked it better than Lilac Girls and The Lost Roses.
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