The entire time I was reading GWTW, I kept wondering what the big deal was about it. I think I have known Scarlett O'Hara Hamilton Kennedy Butler fore...moreThe entire time I was reading GWTW, I kept wondering what the big deal was about it. I think I have known Scarlett O'Hara Hamilton Kennedy Butler forever. Growing up in Georgia, one cannot help but know who she is and what this book is about. I did not find anything surprising except for this--at the end of the book, and I mean the last five pages, I suddenly wanted Scarlett to have a satisfying relationship with a person who reciprocated her love for him. Not because she deserves it, certainly. She is the most atrocious woman I think I have ever met. And now that I have really read her story instead of listening to others' conversations about either the book or the movie, I cannot get her out of my head. At the library today, I picked up at least three books with "supposedly" strong southern heroines, but I couldn't read them. At least not yet. I have to give myself time to grieve for Scarlett's loss. Anyone else would pale beside her right now.(less)
Three sisters, Madeline, Emma, and Libby, inherit a ranch from a father who checked out of their lives a long...moreI won this book in a Goodreads giveaway.
Three sisters, Madeline, Emma, and Libby, inherit a ranch from a father who checked out of their lives a long time ago. Through a serious of unfortunate events, Luke Kendrick and his family no longer own Homecoming Ranch. For Luke, the ranch was his legacy. He isn't willing to give it up so easily. Misunderstandings keep Luke and Madeline apart for over half the book. Luke's brother Leo, who suffers from a muscular disease, narrates several parts of the book. I didn't like the voice London created for Leo. His character is lovable, but I couldn't believe he would sound like a carefree teenager when he is an adult man with a crippling, life-threatening disease. London will have at least two more books worth of material from the characters in this series. I liked the book enough to pick up another to find out what happened to Madeline's sisters.(less)