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Net of Jewels by Ellen Gilchrist
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Recommended for: women, southern lit fans
Read in December, 2007

I just finished reading this for the 4th or 5th time. The troubled protagonist, Rhoda, is a character who resonates with me. Her feelings and emotions become more real as you get to know her, and that can be painful at times because she is one fucked-up girl. Luckily I wasn't as spoiled and my family wasn't as insane, and it was the 80's instead of the '50s. Therefore I didn't turn out as wicked as poor Miss Rhoda, but it easily could've happened. And so when I read about her life and her circumstances, her machinations make sense to me. But good God, the pain she inflicts on people! It's unbearable, really. But I cannot look away, because she loves just as hard.
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Sandra What a wonderful review. I don't think I've read this one. With Gilchrist I always feel like I have to start at the beginning. Then I never get to the end.


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