The audio version of this family drama kept me entertained. This was my first book by Frank. I saw reviews saying it didn‘t measure up to some of her earlier ones. I‘ll have to check that out.
Yes, it‘s traumatic and distressing in places with depictions of abuse (physical and sexual). However, this is a must-read, given that it is a semi-autobiographical novel as well as a #bannedbook- we owe it to the author to allow her message to be heard.
@TrishB @Cinfhen @Balibee146 @BarbaraBB - do give it a go, it has an underlying positivity too, and it fits the #bannedbook prompt for #booked2020....
Octogenarian Theodora, matriarch of the long-held Charlestonian mansion, believes this to be her last Christmas and she needs a miracle to save her family from their nastiness, greed, bullying, spending and carousing. She has a devoted daughter who desperately needs to step up and take control of this dysfunctional family. It's going to take an intervention of a "Christmas Pearl" to perform this miracle before the fate of the family is destroyed?
My #FriendsWithBooks bookclub reads our Christmas book in November so that in December we can have our Christmas dinner party and book exchange. It does feel weird reading a Christmas book before Thanksgiving! Lol 😝 instead of stringing popcorn as a garland I‘m eating it for breakfast!
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Such a lovely read about a young girl learning what love is all about among a group of women and bees. A feel good book with a touch of YA but a perfect read for a lazy weekend and I am glad I finally read it!