Sunday, August 7, 2011
The Sweetest Thing by Elizabeth Musser
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I loved this book! Should be made into a movie! The title of the book hits it right on the spot!
The book begins when Mary Dobbs Dillard arrives in a new world. She had been to Atlanta before, but many years ago, and before the depression. What a whole new life is about to open up to her!
Mary Dobbs...or Dobbs as she is called has come to stay with her Aunt Josie and Uncle Robert, she is coming to attend a wonderful Private School..Washington Seminary.
When she arrives in Atlanta she is met by her Aunt and soon to be best friend Perri. This day is also President Hoover's last day in office, and President Roosevelt's first Fire Side Chat. It also turns out to be Perri's worst day of her young life. Her Father takes his own life!
Dobb's is an unlikely friend for Perri, but they find joy through the turmoil in their young lives. Dobb's father is a Preacher and she has gone to bed numerous times hungry, as her folks give away their food to those more needy. She arrives to opulence, and food!
I loved hearing the stories she told the girls in her inner circle. This is such a great read that I never wanted it to end....love that there was an epilogue at the end of the book. Thank you Elizabeth Musser for sharing your gifts!
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