Saturday, April 25, 2009

Review & GIVEAWAY: The Mighty Queens of Freeville

Title: The Mighty Queens of Freeville
Author: Amy Dickenson
Pages: 244
Genre: Memoir
Rating: 3.5/5

The Mighty Queens of Freeville is written by Amy Dickenson who is the advice columnist who took the place of Dear Abby, after Abby's passing. This memoir chronicles her life and how she got to be where she is today.

When Amy had a small daughter, her husband left her. She was living in London at the time, so she packed up and moved back to her home in Freeville, NY. She tells of her family and how it consists of strong women. All the men have left. The story had a feeling of Steel Magnolias meets The Secret Life of Bee's. There are so many good things about the book, good quotes, good life lessons, stories of the power of women (go us!), and also some struggles and loneliness along the way.

At times the story seemed a little redundant, but that feeling quickly passes. This was a very easy read, quick to get through, lighthearted, and pleasant. I overall enjoyed the reading. It was a nice change from Tess of the D'Ubervilles. (Did anyone else find that one hard to read, or is it just me?) This book is a great choice for a Read-A-Thon (hint, hint) which means that I will be giving it away!!!!

I won this book from Jessica, again THANK YOU! and now I will be passing this along to someone else! All you need to do to enter is...
1. Tell me about an influential woman in your life.

2. Email address please!!!

I will have a winner May 1st
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Also reviewed by:

Laura@ReadingReflections
Jessica@Bluestocking Society
Bermudaonion
Word Lily

5 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I enjoyed this book too! Thanks for the link love.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Sounds like a wonderful book! I loved Steel Magnolia's and The Secret Life of Bees! An influential woman in my like was my mom! My mom was very outspoken. She didn't hold anything back. She never lied and she was a very honest person. I still miss her! She passed away18 years ago! My email:

splummer51@yahoo.com

Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great evening!

Sherrie

How did I find the time to read World Without End you asked? Any spare second, minute or hour, I was reading this book.

Trish said...

Laura read this one also and really liked it so I've kind of had my eye on it (plus I love memoirs). A woman I look up to or has influenced my life? I'm going with Aunt Fran on this one. I loved loved loved looking at all of her books and listening to the stories of what she was reading and the different book clubs she was involved in. Seriously, she was one amazing woman. I think about her all the time.

You have my email, but again tstineman at hotmail dot com

By the way, love the new layout!

V said...

Hi, Michelle..
Thanks a bundle for visiting my blog and being so thoughtful.. my father passed away about 2 months ago he went peacefully..

This book sounds great.. I think it'll go up on my TBR list.. ;)

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