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A Flower Blooms on Charlotte Street (Ociee Nash #1)

3.19 of 5 stars 3.19  ·  rating details  ·  53 ratings  ·  15 reviews
The only remaining female in the George Nash family, Ociee chooses to view herself as more brother than sister. Her favorite outfit is soft, worn dungarees and her brother Ben's old shirt that Mama made. Ociee's hair is a wispy web of curls and, dreadfully, it usually falls in her face when her self-tied ribbons slide down her back. Her gray eyes sparkle as she delights in ...more
Hardcover, 170 pages
Published July 31st 1999 by Mercer University Press (first published March 31st 1999)
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Wow, is this book bad! It establishes a whole new standard of boring. I thought it was short enough to read in a night, but it cost me almost a week of my reading life to force myself through this drivel, a few unbearable pages at a time. I kept pressing on, waiting for it to become interesting, but, alas. The author's sad attempt at dialogue isn't worth the proverbial plugged nickel--it is so forced and phony that you can't even begin to imagine real people holding such unnatural conversations. ...more
This book is suitable for readers of all ages. The dialog is to be expected for a story set in the late 19th century, in the south. It's a simple story about life, kindness, respect and love, as told by a main character who is only 10 years old. Ociee has a keen ability to empathize with just about everyone she meets, which makes her quite endearing.

It wasn't until I got to the end of the book that I realized that Ociee Nash was a real person and the author is her granddaughter. There was also a
A nice uncomplicated read with likable characters and no earth-shattering complications (just what I needed after many of the recent books I've read and left feeling depressed). I look forward to enjoying the second book. Unfortunately, that's probably as far as I can go with the series, because I can't find a library in this country that has books #3, #4 and #5!
Great read fir children. Ociee had wonderful adventures.
Adele Clagett
This was a cute little story. It was not fast paced and exciting, just a nice story about a period of time in the life of a young girl in the late 1800's. She was an exceptional young lady, very brave and polite. She had hardships in her family but did all she could to make the grownups in her life proud. I believe this is a series based on a real person, don't think I'll be reading the other books though.
I began this book to support North Carolina authors. I really enjoyed the peaceful ambience created by old-timey values, horse-drawn carriages clopping along glorious mountain scenes, the cozy home of Aunt Mamie who papers each room with flowers. All this serves as background for the healing of a 10 year old girl's heart. This is the perfect book for reading by chapter to a child at bedtime.
haha, you can tell this is a kindle freebie, lots of marked to read and bad comments to the ones that read it..........i'm giving it a shot!

This was a cute read, kind of like a Little House on the Prairie, nice to read these types of books every once in awhile.
After watching the wholesome movie upon which this book is based with my granddaughter, I decided to read the book and enjoyed it as a fast read. I recommend it as historical fiction with moderate adventure and basic life lessons for elementary readers.
Sigh...well, there goes a few hours of my life that I won't get back. Sweet enough story I guess, but overall a mindless read that in few ways (ok, maybe no way) left me better off for having read it. Thrilled it was a free kindle download.
i know this was based on a true story of her grandma when she was young, but it was a really slow read. i almost gave up on the book but stuck through. i felt like i was on the verge of something exciting to happen, but nothing ever did.
Kathi Olsen
This is a series that would probably be fun for girls about 10 years old. It is actually more of historical fiction as the stories are based on the life of the author's grandmother.
This is a book for older kids or teens, but if I were in that category, I'd think it was great. It was quite simplistic for an adult reader.
This would be a great story if I was 5. Must read free kindle descriptions better before downloading.
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