Saturday, February 26, 2011

Book Review: Winter Garden

I just finished reading this book and I am still recovering from the emotional ride it took me. This book is about how an atypical fairy tale story launched a soul searching, and past probing journey for a mother and her two daughters. It's during this journey that the three women found the pieces of themselves that they had been missing. It's a family drama about mother, daugthers and sisters. The secret behind the winter garden is as shocking as it is heart warming. I had never read any story that is so suspenseful and haunting, so tragic yet so celebratory, so sad and yet so sweet, so historical and yet so contemporary. Just as I thought the mystery was solved, I was greatly surprised by the very ending. Just as I thought I had shed enough tears, I shed more on the last couple pages. I personally think this book will make a great movie and an oscar nominating one that will let actresses showcase the depth of their acting skills. I highly recommend this book. You can click here to participate in our bookclub discussion for this book. Below is a video in which the author talks about her book:

1 comment:

ser·en·dip·i·ty said...

Great review on the book. I'd read several of her books before this one came out, but this was the one that made me fall in love with her writing. I recommend her books to everyone I know.

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