Saturday, October 6, 2012

Book Review: true colors by Kristin Hannah

Title: true colors
Category: Women's Fiction (adult)
Pub. Date: 02/03/2009
Publisher: Brilliance Corp.
Format: Audio CD 
ISBN#: 1423325109 

 The Grey sisters had only each other when their mother died years ago. Their father provided for them physically on Water's Edge, the ranch that had been in their family for three generations, each of them however, longed for their father's love. Winona, the oldest, knew early on that she could never get it. An overweight dreamer and reader, she didn't exhibit the kinds of talents and strengths her father valued. Vivi Anne, the youngest, had those things. And it was Vivi Anne who only ever saw a glimmer of their father's approval. When Vivi Anne makes a fateful decision to follow her heart, rather than take the route of a dutiful daughter, events are set in motion that will test the love and loyalties of the Grey sisters. With breathtaking pace and penetrating insight, Kristin Hannah's True Colors is a novel about sisters, vengeance, rivalry, betrayal?and ultimately, what it truly means to be a family. 

My Review: 
I always loved horses, and I used to dream of living on a ranch. I picked this audio cd book up on my trip back down south so I could have something to listen to. Little did I know that I would get so wrapped up in these sisters lives. And except some of the Language I would rate it more than what I am able to.

Author Kristin Hannah is ONE AWESOME WRITER!  And I will say it again, the only thing with in this book was some of the language. The writing style was so brought to life by the voice of Sandra Burr.

I often wish I had sisters growing up and this story line made me wish that all over again. The bond that these three have, even through the difficult times is so tremendous.

The others within the story are made to seem so real that there were times I had to stop the vehicle and take a break just realize it was a story. I wanted to reach out and say it will be okay, or just scream! And there was times that I am sure people in other cars going by thought I was crazy...  (yeah, so totally talking to the cd...) Loved it.

Okay I will not as you know, not give any thing away. So if you are not concerned with ?? language and want a good story to listen to as an adult. Then check it out. (No Kids)

So due to the above I am giving this book a Breath of Life Rating of:

Four Clock Rating!!!

Disclosure: I purchased this audio C.D. myself.

About the Author:  
Kristin Hannah was born in September 1960 in Southern California and grew up at the beach, making sand castles and playing in the surf. When she was eight years old, her father drove the family to Western Washington which they called home.
After working in a trendy advertising agency, Kristin decided to go to law school. "But you're going to be a writer" are the prophetic words she would never forget from her mother. Kristin was in her third-and final-year of law school and her mom was in the hospital, facing the end of her long battle with cancer. Kristin was shocked to discover that her mother believed she would become a writer. For the next few months, they collaborated on the worst, most clich├ęd historical romance ever written.
After her mom's death, she packed up all those bits and pieces of paper they'd collected and put them in a box in the back of her closet. Kristin got married and continued practicing law.
Then Kristin found out she was pregnant and was on bed rest for five months. By the time she'd read every book in the house and started asking her husband for cereal boxes to read, she knew she was a goner. That's when her husband reminded her of the book she'd started with her mom. Kristin pulled out the boxes of research material, dusted them off and began writing. By the time their son was born, she'd finished a first draft and found an obsession.
The rejections came, of course, and they stung for a while, but each one really just spurred her to try harder, work more. In 1990, Kristin got "the call," and in that moment, she went from a young mother with a cooler-than-average hobby to a professional writer, and has never looked back. In all the years between then and now, she have never lost her love of, or her enthusiasm for, telling stories. Kristin feels truly blessed to be a wife, a mother, and a writer.


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