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Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen

By: Susan Gregg Gilmore
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
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Publisher's Summary

In the latest novel from Susan Gregg Gilmore, sometimes you have to return to the place where you began to arrive at the place where you belong.

©2008 Susan Gregg Gilmore (P)2012 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"An unusually engaging novel by a very fine writer who knows exactly what she's doing." (Lee Smith, author of The Last Girls)

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Not what I expected but........

I finished this book only because it was a book club selection. I am pretty sure I would have stopped an hour or two into it and then would have asked for my credit back. It uses religion as the basis for the entire story. That in itself would be a turn off to me, but I stuck with it. I actually began to enjoy the book and thought religion was intertwined nicely. Predictable? For the most part yes but a nice relaxing read. Characters are people that we all probably have in our normal lives that we can truly relate to.

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Disappointing, and Then More Disappointing

Let me start with the narrator: she has an awful fake Southern accent that grated on my nerves terribly. Eventually I got somewhat used to it, so if the story had been good, I might have been able to overlook the narrator.

Unfortunately, the story was fairly awful, as well. Gilmore is a good writer, but the story is simple, sappy, and, ultimately, boring. We've heard all this before, and the platitudes are so overdone I'm embarrassed that I wasted my credit on this selection.

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Wonderful Story, Wonderful Reading

I read the story and enjoyed it so much that I bought the audio for my husband to hear on road trip. I enjoyed the audio even more! The narrator was perfect!

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Such a sweet story!

I really enjoyed this sweet story of a young girl becoming a woman. Very poignant and heartfelt as well as funny in places. I strongly recommend reading this sweet story.

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To Follow Your Dreams

Some times we think we know ourselves better than God does! We dream our dreams and follow our own path to a dead-end street; before we discover that the one who loves us best also knows us best! And there we truly find ourself!

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Reader's voice was wonderful!!!

The story was enjoyable to read but the main character became charmingly naive and simply magical when read by the reader!

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Slow start

Slow start as the story line builds but, the ending makes up for it. Overall, an enjoyable read!

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Loved

I really liked this book. A story of a preachers daughter who’s aspirations were big but who’s life was right in front of her.

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A good, sweet read

I found this book to be a sweet, coming of age story, with a good message as well. The only fault I found was in historical references. Please check to see when Jimmy Carter was president. Other than that, I highly recommend this heartwarming story.

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Made excuses to drive.

This was such a captivating book. I found myself driving around the block once I'd made it home to keep listening. Such a great backstory and the southern charm just poured out of it like buttermilk on cornbread. The narrator was wonderful. The perfect blend of southern drawl and intellect. Loved it.