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Ger from Philadelphia who is forced to choose between her fierce desire for independence a desire to create something of her own to give purpose and meaning to her life I enjoyed most of this book until the letdown of the ending It's about a suffragetteopera singer in '20s Philadelphia Barbara who marries a doctor Harvey and sacrifices her own singing career to travel with him to Siam as missionaries It's based on the author's grandmother's own experiences I loved the descriptions of Barbara's life in a northern village in Siam now Thailand and in Bangkok and her travels in Rome and Paris The author made those places come alive for meThe relationship between Barbara and Harvey was somewhat flat though One of the central messages of the story was Barbara's internal struggles between her desire to pursue music and her commitment to her husband She sacrifices her singing career to move to the Far East with her husband and always wonders what could have been I will not give away the ending of the book but suffice it to say that I was disappointed with the way it ended I would have preferred of a compromise than a sacrifice In addition the book's Christian label really came out at the ending when it became preachy and patriotic Ugh I would have given it four stars until the ending The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness until the letdown of the ending It's about a suffragetteopera singer in '20s Philadelphia Barbara who marries a doctor Harvey and sacrifices her own singing career to travel with him to Siam as missionaries It's based on the author's grandmother's own experiences I loved the descriptions of Barbara's life in a northern village in Siam now Thailand and in Bangkok and her travels in Rome and Paris The author made those places come alive for meThe relationship between Barbara and Harvey was somewhat flat though One of the central messages of the story was Barbara's internal struggles between her desire to pursue music and her commitment to her husband She sacrifices her singing career to move to the Far East with her husband and always wonders what could have been I will not give away the ending of the book but suffice it to say that I was disappointed with the way it ended I would have preferred of a compromise than a sacrifice In addition the book's Christian label really came out at the ending when it became preachy and patriotic Ugh I would have given it four stars The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness until the ending

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And a deep abiding love for her faithful missionary husband whose work creates a gap between them But when you choose between two things you love must one be lost forev This is a beautiful book The stories were so real and the descriptions so vivid I was actually relieved to find out that it was based on a real person and real events in her life It just seemed impossible for this to have been completely dreamed up I was a little frustrated with 'our heroine' as it seemed she couldn't get past herself in order to truly appreciate her life and I was a little concerned about what the final conclusion would be But in the end she figured it out And that was the whole pointThe final chapter from her granddaughter's perspective and then finding out that her granddaughter IS the author was a great touchI loved every minute of this book and feel like I FELT right along with many of the characters Those lingering emotions are still with me days later Now that's a good book Dahlia Black up I was a little frustrated with 'our heroine' as it seemed she couldn't get past herself in order to truly appreciate her life and I was a little concerned about what the final conclusion would be But in the end she figured it out And that was the whole pointThe final chapter from her granddaughter's perspective and then finding out that her granddaughter IS the author was a great touchI loved every minute of this book and feel like I FELT right along with many of the characters Those lingering emotions are still with me days later Now that's a good book

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Set in Siam and Europe during the 1920s a glittering decade of change The Moon in the Mango Tree is based upon the true story of Barbara Bond a beautiful young opera sin by Andrea Renee CoxAfter waiting several years to read The Moon in the Mango Tree my to be read piles seem to expand all the time I had hoped it would be a great adventure story that would sweep me away to a far off place However once I got a few chapters into it I realized it was not the journey I had anticipatedThe point of view character had no clear goal throughout the majority of the book which was uite a surprise and very off putting The main theme seemed to be how fabulous Buddhism is which I was shocked to see considering this book is touted to be Christian fiction Perhaps the most upsetting of all was how anti family most of the story turned out to be His Punishment upon the true story of Barbara Bond a beautiful young opera sin by Andrea Renee CoxAfter waiting several years to read The Moon in the Mango Tree my to be read piles seem to expand all the time I had hoped it would be a great adventure story that would sweep me away to a far off place However once I got a few chapters into it I realized it was not the journey I had anticipatedThe point of view character had no clear goal throughout the majority of the book which was Himig Ng Sinag: MGA Piling Tula uite a surprise and very off putting The main theme seemed to be how fabulous Buddhism is which I was shocked to see considering this book is touted to be Christian fiction Perhaps the most The Test upsetting of all was how anti family most of the story turned out to be