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Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
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Mar 26, 11

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Read in January, 2005

An amazingly harsh view of the hardships of life.

This book is most definitely my favorite of all time. It is absolutely amazing. It's scandelous, it's real, it's intriguing, it's just plain -good-! MacDonald's writing style creates an interactive world that pulls you in to first person view of the characters' lives.

The story follows the Piper family, a unique little set up of father and four daughters. Mr. Piper's wife has passed, leaving him to fend for himself in a home bursting to the seams with the drama of being a young girl growing up with three other sisters. Kathleen, the eldest of the girls, has been sent away to live out her father's vision of fame and perfection with her glorious voice. Left behind are Frances (a fiesty middle child who lives by her own rules), Lily (the youngest of the four, living with a crippled leg and a strong desire to please and do good), and Mercedes (the second eldest, longing to take the place of their late mother and following her faith closely and fiercely). Each girl has their own story which is brimming with secrets that are both outrageous and real. Mystery is around every corner, and controversy hides behind each one.
If I had to describe it in one word, it would be "intense". Every story is intertwined in surprising and unexpected ways. It's difficult to not fall in love with someone in the novel because there really is somebody for everyone to relate to.

If you can stomach some harsh reality with believable characters in a world covered with a dark veil of the unexpected, then this book may be the right way to go.
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Thelma Francis Also read The Way The Crow Flies and loved that one too, now I want another novel by this author

Marissa Mccormickovavitch My fave all time too!!

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