Milk Glass Moon
I am not a romance reader - was in my youth - but haven't really enjoyed a true romance in years.
Now with that said, I love this Big Moon Gap series. It is a family saga, facing all the challenges and crisis of a middle aged marriage, close intercultural flavor, trying to raise a family, with all the interference that society can throw at it. Change, growth and even romance sends this story along on such a human and realistic path that you cannot help but cheer on its small home-town ...more
The main character of this book is Ave Maria Mulligan MacChesney. In the first two books I really loved her character and her choices in life. This time I wanted to shake her more than once. Instead of the strong character from the first two books she seemed whiney and even shrewish at times, esp ...more
I did the audio on this and the author did her own narration. I am not a fan of this at all. The author in this case wasn't completely awful, but she clearly can NOT do voices. It was hard sometimes to follow along on who was talking. She did try to place a noticeable pause between the different people when doing dialog, so that helped ...more
The story is about a mother/daughter relationship, a trip down Memory Lane a visit with family in Italy, and an examination of what’s really important in life.
This was a satisfying continuation of the family saga... it just ended on a bit of an abrupt note. I enjoyed the plot and there were a few unexpected things
The author’s audio narration is phenomenal and I was sucked into the story.
Thanks to San Diego County Library for the digital audio version via Libby app.
[Audio: 8 hours, 42 minutes]
Reading Journey: picked up this audiobook 12 times, reading for 5 hours 49 minutes
The lead character, Ave Maria, can be a bit annoying, which made the series hard to read sometimes...but in this book, her "annoying" character comes to the realization that she is a pain ...more
The timing in this story, of raising her daughter from age 10-18 was somehow not as appealing as some of the others, yet, an integral part of wha ...more
Back Cover Blurb:
A daughter's first love, a mother's heartbreak, an enduring marriage facing its own ongoing challenges, and a community faced with seismic changes, all are deep at the heart of Adriana Trigiani's third novel. As she faces the joys and demands of motherhood, Ave Maria continues her life story with her trademark humour and honesty.
Reaching into the past to find answers to the present, Av ...more
Milk Glass Moon is also fine, but the Appalachian dialect started to grate. I don’t think it’s become more pronounced, but maybe because I listened to the first two and read the third, I just noticed it more.
I remember this bothering me about the first two books -- Ave Maria just goes and gets angry or argumentative without really finding out what is going on with the other person, be it her h...more