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message 1: by Peggy (new)

Peggy That is exactly what happened to me.... and I saw that picture and I thought the same as you... "oh crap -- a religious book..."

I bought it... but still am hesitant. After reading your review, I am dying to read it.

Thanks for that!

message 2: by Embee (new)

Embee Ah, a kindred spirit eh, Peggy?

I'm glad I inspired you to give it a chance and look forward to your thoughts on the book. So keep me informed and thanks for commenting!

message 3: by Eva (new)

Eva Leger You just inspired me as well. LOL I was actually inspired awhile when I went and got it but it's been sitting around since then mainly because of my lack of enthusiam for religious books. I'm glad I read your review. I saw a few others that said something similiar but it's yours that made me actually want to read it now instead of give it away!

message 4: by Embee (new)

Embee Go for it Eva... And post back after you finish it, I'd love to hear what your thoughts are.

message 5: by Aerin (new)

Aerin I'm one of those crazed religious people and I'm feeling seriously pissed at some of the reviews (not yours) that are doing the whole faith-religion-holier than thou thing. It's fiction, for crying out loud. And damn good fiction, IMO :) Thanks for your review.

message 6: by Embee (new)

Embee Thanks for your thoughts Aerin. I agree with your assessment on this book being "damn good fiction." I hope Anita Diamant has more biblical tales to tell. I think Samson & Delilah would be an excellent topic.

message 7: by Aerin (new)

Aerin Oooh, Samson & Delilah - definitely!

message 8: by Tilly (new)

Tilly Amazing to find someone who shared my enthusiasm for this book, was definatley crying at the end although I hate to admit it! Completley easy to identify with even though the gaps in lifestyle are almost incomprehensible, for me, that shows a true sign of great characterisation (if that's the right word). Also enjoyed the story of how u came across the book, definatley adds something to the review!!

message 9: by kingshearte (new)

kingshearte As a bookseller, I just wanted to say thank you for trusting your bookseller's judgement. I can't count the number of times I have been asked for my opinion, suggested a few things, only to see the customer wander off with the latest [insert-excessively-prolific-author-who-writes-the-same-damn-book-every-time:].

message 10: by Margie (new)

Margie Thanks Kingshearts, I hope more people will put their faith in a booksellers knowledge. I mean, it doesn't make sense to ask a plumber to reupholster your sofa. So taking the word of your beautician for a good book might be a little impulsive. :-)

message 11: by Maggie (new)

Maggie I don't have periods anymore, but I'm going to read it anyway.

message 12: by Maxine (new)

Maxine Neither do I, nor am I in the least religious (although I do know all the Bible stories from my childhood) and I absolutely LOVED this book!

message 13: by Mavis (new)

Mavis Adam Don't worry. Not a religious book!

message 14: by Karina (new)

Karina Cruz Thank you for your comments!!! I will look for this book!! God bless you.

message 15: by Jane (new)

Jane Ward One thing that we women do is to judge other women based on our own feelings and experiences, rather than on the individual. I am not saying that this is a bad thing, just what I have noticed. After reading this book, though, this old feminist sees women more individually. This is a little odd, considering that a lot of this book is about the shared, similar experiences of women. I think most of all, this book made me more empathetic toward women and less competitive.
I loved this book, and have read it again and again. I hear that there is a movie being made from it, but I can't imagine that it could be as good as I hope.

message 16: by Trudy (new)

Trudy I read this a long time ago. You make me want to reread it.

message 17: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Schellhorn I loved this book !!!

message 18: by Nancy (new)

Nancy I borrowed this book from my daughter but wasn't sure if I would like it but after reading your review I can't wait to start it.! Thanks

message 19: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Boyd I adored reading this book. I cried my soul out with the ending...just beautiful!

message 20: by Tammy M. Pack (new)

Tammy M. Pack I too was a wee bit hesitant. And believe it or not, it was a male friend of mine that suggested I read it. I cannot imagine it being a disappointment to anyone. The movie was interesting to watch, but cannot capture the full story as eloquently as the written word.

message 21: by Gay Day (new)

Gay Day Thanks for the review. I'm going to read it.

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