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By Debbie on 01-06-15
Stunning Southern Historical Fiction...Damn Bess!
A mix of sorrow and joy, the Whistling Woman is a tale of growing up in North Carolina in a large family, with Cherokee roots, plenty of folk lore, fierce love and loyalty, and a daddy who is the constable. Bessie is the oldest and she butts heads plenty . . . she has a mind of her own . . . and that's just fine with her daddy . . . most of the time. I'm very familiar with the country sayings in the book, such as "fixin' to" . . . in Kentucky, where I grew up, we're always "fixin' to" do something, too . . . The narration is a delight. The entire story is honest, gritty, sweet, sad and rings absolutely true. Can't wait to listen to the sequel, Moonfixer.
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By Stephanie K. Wittenberg on 07-26-15
Fascinating Glimpse of History
I loved this book. In fact, I immediately bought the next two in the series. The intimate first-person narrative is a deeply touching and realistic portrait of the times and of families as they are in all times. The narrator was perfect for this book. C. C. Tillery is now a new Favorite Author for me. Anyone who enjoys stories centered on people and relationships,...you should read or hear this one!
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By Amazon Customer on 03-28-17
I loved this story! It was full of nostalgia, real life experiences, and mountain wisdom and whit. It made me wish to know these people and to be a part of this time period in Hot Springs. since I cannot do that, I did bake some hot biscuits for my family. I guess that's a close second.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful