Top positive review
The entire universe of stars if I could..
Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2018
I beg you, please don’t put spoilers about this book. It’s all so important and everyone needs to feel all of “those moments” for themselves. For this book, Twyla deserves at least that much and it is that amazing. If you can’t speak from your heart about your smiles, ugly tears and being laid out in the floor face down gasping for air, you have missed the essence of this book. We read for many reasons, inspiration, escape and to live out Fantasies that have alluded us. Fulfillment and to feel life course through our bodies as our minds have imagined so many times in so many ways. Will I die not having tasted ambrosia? This book meant something to me and I dare say it will to many women like me with more days behind than ahead. Those still longing. It is an older woman’s deepest most vivid daydream book and nightmare. Longing and desire for one more chance to have that beautiful man to look at only you. To want you. Impossible? The words in this book are as timeless as an ancient sonnet. The atmosphere set to the most beautiful haunting Gregorian chant. A testament to self-sacrifice and going for it. Such unimaginable beauty.
Why can’t we have it all? Why do we always have to feel our time has passed and we wasted years of unfulfilled desire with daydreams and nightmares. That it is inevitable we die alone and lonely.
Etienne gently and lovingly cultivated and mutated Ryn just right and planted her in fertile soil. into a black rose, rare and strong.
Kari was a selfish piece of ugly work for far too long. How could she, why would she after all her mother had been to her. Yet there it was. I want you to be happy, unless it gets in my way. Have a seat little girl. With your father and his wife. Then life repeats itself dramatically as only life can and a miracle is given from one angel to another.
We can’t turn back time but we can dream a dream. Aging totally sucks. Writers of Ladies of Lavender and Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont pay attention to Ms Turner’s take on aging, sex and love. The ending is so very much more than a HEA. It is the sun and the moon. Thank you for giving older women a book for us, exploring our feelings, desires, and the possibilities that we can still live the fairy tale we miss, missed or never had. This is writing on another level - Standing O and salud!