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Preview — Some Wildflower in My Heart by Jamie Langston Turner
Some Wildflower in My Heart (Derby #2)
But something dark lurks beneath the surface of her placid and uncluttered being, something dusty with neglect, yet painful to the touch.
Birdie Freeman is everything Margaret is not: homely, humble, and gen...more
Margaret and Birdie came to life in a profound way on the pages. By the time I finished this book, I felt like I knew them both. The story of their relationship, beginning as co-workers and ending as close friends, made me look at my own relationships differently and wonder about my own ability to give ...more
One of my favorite lines was when Birdie spoke truthfully to Margaret:
"We can't do anything about suffering, Margaret," she said. "It' ...more
In the real world, anyone behaving like Margaret is sure to go to their grave friendless. But because one woman’s love fo ...more
I wasn't sure if I'd finish this book. To me it started out slow. But, I continued reading and found it got better. In fact, I wound up crying at the end. Plus, now I have ideas for other books to read, thanks to Margaret!
extremely well written with beautifully descriptive writing. tremendous insight and a raw honesty about our own fallibility. Touching with meaning, but not sloppy and sentimental. one of the better books I have read.
The relationship between Margaret and Birdie was one that people can relate too. It also made me think about the relationships in my own life. Good points to remember in real life. Will read more of her works
a. I’ve read several of Jamie Langston Turner’s books, this one being the first. If I had read the others, I would not have read this one. This one was the best out of all of them. It was wonderful.
b. Birdie and Margaret are the main characters. Both work in a school cafeteria. Margaret has been working there for years but Birdie just starts there. Birdie works her way into Margaret’s heart at work and at home. Margaret is married to a man several years her junior – a marriage of c ...more