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Sweetwater Creek
Sweetwater Creek
Author: Anne Rivers Siddons
A New York Times Bestseller Author Poignant and emotionally compelling, Sweetwater Creek draws you into the luminous landscape of the Lowcountry. With characters that linger long after you've turned the last page, this engaging tale is destined to become an instant classic.
ISBN-13: 9781435285446
ISBN-10: 1435285441
Publication Date: 5/22/2008
Pages: 444
Edition: Reprint

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Book Type: Library Binding
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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MOMSBOOKS avatar reviewed Sweetwater Creek on + 64 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I loved this book. One of Anne Rivers Siddons most compelling! It is a wonderful story with many unexpected twists and turns. You hardly know which side you are on. It turns a young girl into a fine young woman, the hard way. This would make a great vacation will be engrossed.
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Helpful Score: 3
A dear, heartaching story of a young girl growing to womanhood virtually ignored in a house of father, brothers and spaniels. The love of her dog and the memory of her dead brother sustain her until puberty, when she falls under the spell of troubled Charleston beauty Lulu. Poignant, amazing, and worth every minute of the read.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book is sooooo good. Beautiful work of a very talented author just pours visison of the south into your mind and tells the tale of a small girl in the south as she grows up without a mother and finds a true life long friend. Abbsolutly wonderful.
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Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed the story. It was hard for me to decide how I felt about some of the characters. I've finished the book and I'm still not sure.
There was too much descriptive prose for my taste, so I skimmed some paragraphs and I was a little unsatisfied with the ending. I guess I always want complete closure.
All in all, though, a good read. I'll look for more of this author's books.
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Helpful Score: 2
Love this author, loved this book. Great story about a young girl growing up in a dysfuntional southern family.
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emeraldfire avatar reviewed Sweetwater Creek on
At twelve, Emily Parmenter knows about loneliness only too well. Left mostly to herself after her beautiful young mother disappeared and her beloved older brother died, Emily is keenly aware of yearning and loss. Rather than let the sadness consume her, she has built a life around the faded plantation where her remote father and hunting-obsessed brothers raise the legendary Lowcountry Boykin hunting spaniels. To some, it may seem that she lives within a meager, narrow, masculine world, but to Emily that life holds its own special magic: the storied deep-sea dolphins who regularly come to frolic and play in Sweetwater Creek; her extraordinary bond with the beautiful dogs she trains; her almost mystical communion with her own spaniel, Elvis; the dreaming old Lowcountry itself. Emily hides from the dreaded world here. For her, it is enough.

And then along comes Lulu Foxworth, troubled daughter of a truly grand plantation, who has run away from her hectic debutante season in Charleston to spend a healing summer with the quiet marshes and river, and the life-giving dogs. Where Emily's father sees their guest as an entree into a society he thought forever out of reach, Emily is at once threatened and utterly mystified. Lulu has a powerful enchantment and a charm of her own, and this, along with the dark, crippling secret she brings with her, will inevitably blow Emily's magical water world apart and let the real one in - but at a terrible price.

In my opinion, this book was just alright. I found the story to be a bit too long; with too many descriptive passages for my liking. Ultimately, the book boasted a promising build up to a rather disappointing ending in my opinion. My feelings might just be because of the type of mood I was in while reading, but this book never fully delivered on its promise for me. It was a bit of a disappointment for me, because I've read several other books by this author that I absolutely loved. I had to give Sweetwater Creek by Anne Rivers Siddons a B+!
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Wonderful, touching story of growing up by agreat author!
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enjoyed the story very much. Very touching and dramatic.
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Siddons' books always deliver a heart wrenching story of the low country.
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I didn't think I'd stick with this book... a little slow in the beginning but if the reader sticks with it the story gets more interesting. In the end, I felt it was a good book.
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a great read. in the eyes of a young girl going through becoming who she will be, and the emotions that go along with it. Touching and great. an easy read.

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