For me curling up with a great book, is more relaxing then other things. Losing yourself with the characters of the book, and the feeling that your there sometimes , to me makes a great book. Mystery is the best being able to figure out , who you think dis all the killing. The truthful Story kept me wanting more, thats great when a book can do that to you.
Set in the 1960’s, The Truthful Story shares the coming of age journey of ten-year old Genevieve Donovan during a tumultuous era and in an unforgettable place. When Genny’s Nannie dies mysteriously in the Lowcountry river she’s loved and lived near all her life, Genny and her family are heartbroken. It is a time when new industry is encroaching on old country, and Genny fears her grandmother may have gotten in the way of so-called progress. As Genny and her family struggle with loss and heartache, she begins to fear her grandmother’s death was not an accident and the drunkard son of a local businessman may have played a role.
The book that transported us to a place and time we otherwise would never have the pleasure of visiting. The book that helped us escape into a world and find a momentary oasis in an otherwise oasis-less day. The 1960 was a time , that we try and relive with the clothing, and shoes and of course the music.
Would you be able to relate easily to the time period and to the main character. A sweet, but mysterious story that also brought tears. This book reminded me of my Sundays with my dads mom, and how all the cousins are so close. Were more like brothers and sisters, having spent so much time together.
The story pulled me in and the characters were so vivid I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next. Reading this book felt like sitting around the dinner table and hearing a tale or two about extended family.
Stine and her husband own an independent film production company and produce films that carry the message of believing against all odds and the power of hope. It was with that same enthusiasm and passion that she penned her first novel: The Truthful Story