Monday, June 1, 2009
I'll make this short but sweet! I just had to post something about this...OH MY GOSH...could this book get any better?!?! I'm only like 150pgs into it and Ive already cried once! Her words totally grab you by the collar! Its been a while since I've read a author who's descriptive word usage pulls me into the book. It's like your really there! WOW is Lisa Klepas going to be one of my new fav's??? Shessh...! People have been also telling me about her historicals...so their good too? What are some of her best books?
Heres just a few snib bits of tasteful writing...
Some days I stood at the end of the driveway to watch every car that passed. No matter how often Mama told me to quit looking for him, I couldn't give up. I guess I thought the strength of my wanting would be enough to make him appear.
We were walking along the main drive of the trailer park, out sneakers kicking up pebbles and dust clouds. The sunlight bore down on our uncovered heads and burned the thin lines of our parted hair.
If he was trying to make me smile, the effort flopped. It was pretty obvious this was the last time I'd be seeing Hardy Cates. There was no use in asking if he'd ever come back for me. I had to let go of him. But I knew as long as I lived, I would feel the phantom-pain of his absence.
Man idk about you but those words just grab me!
Here is where I am in the book...highlight this if you wanna see BUT if you haven't read this book DON'T RUIN IT FOR YOURSELF! :o)
*Right now I'm at the part where Liberty's momma just dies and she is at the funeral home with the neighbor Miss Marva.
Oh it was so sad when the mom died. I know there wasn't TOO much said about her mom...but really it was sad. :*(*
Thanks for everyone telling me I should dig into this one! I CANT WAIT to review this book for yall! :o)