READER REVIEW: "How do you write a review for a story that touches your soul? How do you put into words the emotions that overtake you as you turn each page, highlight whole passages or phrases, then stare off in the distance to reflect? How do you tell a fellow author that her work has moved you so deeply that you stop working on your own project for days at a time just so you can spend time in her novel?...Through your beautifully rendered characters, I lived many lives and learned many things... But my favorite scene will always be the "park" scene. I read this passage late at night and went to sleep with tears on my pillow. You wrote about love in a way that has left me in awe. In awe of your talent. I will carry this scene in my heart for a long time." --Kathleen M. Rodgers
Rating: 4.5 stars
Rebecka, Helen, and Adelle navigate the sometimes humorous, sometimes painful path through childhood and keep their self-worth and dignity intact. Not long after Adelle, a bitter widow, recognizes a remarkable friendship developing with her two young neighbors, one of them moves away. As Rebecca and Helen mature, they turn from their devoted friendship in search of romantic love, finding more questions than answers to their place in this world. In their delicate and self-conscious journey to womanhood, all three search for identity and acceptance in a variety of places--a charismatic church, a Depression-era orphanage, a moonlit Savannah park, an orthodox Jewish boarding school--and end up finding lasting strength in the power of their friendship.
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