- File Size: 1695 KB
- Print Length: 624 pages
- Publisher: Brendan Carroll; 2 edition (December 17, 2009)
- Publication Date: December 17, 2009
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00318D5VE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,768,983 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Misguided Souls of Magnolia Springs Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I thoroughly recommend this book, and absolutely can't wait till Ms. Darnell's next one comes out!!
The Misguided Souls of Magnolia Springs is a WONDERFUL book. So wonderful, in fact, that I'm getting ready to read it for the second time.
Writing is not my strength, but I wanted to say that Ms. Darnell captured the feeling of small town life quite well. When newcomers move to town they are a source of curiosity, and these particular newcomers are VERY mysterious! As I read this book I felt like I knew some of these characters personally, as though Ms. Darnell had come to the town I grew up in and written about some of my neighbors. I'm quite sure that anyone who grew up in a small town will feel the same way!
There are times when I need a book that will leave a smile on my face when I finish that last page. This is one of those books.
Although I feel it could have been a tad bit shorter, it was well written, had very interesting characters and the plot moved well.
Plot/Storyline: 4 Stars
The plot was an original idea and fairly unique in its execution. This is a difficult book to review as far as plot and storyline as I don't want to give any spoilers.
The book starts out with a few intriguing opening scenes that really made me want to keep reading. The storyline did progress pretty nicely, albeit at a slow pace, after those scenes. However, there were way too many extraneous scenes, sometimes entire chapters, that did not forward the storyline at all and just seemed to be added for speculation among the locals. There was plenty of speculating going on in the chapters that did forward the storyline without adding more.
The exceptional storyline did make plodding through these extra chapters worth my time. I just had to discover what was going on with the new neighbors, the Aligers.
My favorite parts of the story were the scenes where Perry Aliger gets confused with all of the English 'sayings.' These scenes really made me think about how often we say things without thinking of the literal meanings of the words.
Character Development: 5 Stars
Ms. Darnell excels at character development. Her novel is peopled with truly unique individuals. Each character has depth and is completely different in both personality and circumstances from every other.
There was a lot of imagination and thought put into each character. Ms. Darnell knows how to make the reader care about the characters and what happens to them.
Perry was one of my favorite characters, mostly stemming from what I mentioned above regarding his confusing with English colloquialisms.
Writing Style: 5 Stars
The writing style was superb.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This soul searching novel is an interesting look into the lives of others and what makes them happy. A bit confusing near the end, but a brilliant twist pulls it all together.Published 1 month ago by Cindy Krol
Perry and his wife Angelica engage in several philosophical discourses of which they never seem to agree. Read morePublished on October 8, 2010 by For What It's Worth...
I enjoyed this book and its concept, but I did not like the length and some of the duller parts could have been omitted. Over all a great idea, and great characters. Read morePublished on April 10, 2010 by Joanne Harris
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