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flynn31
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Hi: My name is Gloria and I'm about 3/4 done with the book. I read late at night and it is so hard to put it down once I start reading.
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flynn31
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Gloria again: This is the first one of her books I have read and I love it. I purchased it to learn more about the dirty thirties and I sure did. I grew up in a rural setting with 6 sisters so I'm really enjoying the sisterhood between the girls and how they all pitch in to care for the family.
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pkjiles
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One of six sisters! That's a good many.

The interaction between the sisters was something I enjoyed writing very much. Their relationships expand and contract. In the scene where they first hear of their fathers arrest they seem to be snarling at one another but there is an underlying solidarity.
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homereader
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Hi, this is Janet from Central, Florida. I am very late checking in with you, but saw the promotion for the book discussion at the beginning of the month, picked up the book, read it and never got around to the discussion part.

What drew me to this particular book, was the author (new to me), the promotion and the desire to try something a little bit different.

I don't usually enjoy historical fiction, but I did feel transported to a different time and place with this book. I have never been to Texas, so I also enjoyed getting a "feel for" the area. What I like best in a good novel is character development, and
I really enjoyed getting to know the 3 sisters and the other assorted characters.

Janet
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