Painted Dresses: A Novel - eBook  -     By: Patricia Hickman
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
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Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 9780307498960
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Hickman's slow-paced but best novel since Katrina's Wings begins with protagonist Gaylen Boatwright, whose life is a mess. In her late 20s, she's called home to Boiling Waters, N.C., because of her father's death. When her unbalanced sister, Delia, shoots a woman, Gaylen decides to flee the law with her. Along the way, Gaylen and Delia deliver some unusual painted dresses their deceased aunt bequeathed to family friends and relatives, each dress symbolic of an incident in the past. These visits provide clues to the puzzle of Gaylen's life. With divorce papers in her pocket, she wonders about love, God, her sanity and the role of an incarcerated older brother in her nightmares. When the law catches up with Delia, Gaylen must determine whether her past will define her and what her future will hold. Hickman gamely unpacks the lies families tell each other, the cost of family secrets to ourselves and others, the bonds between sisters and the walls between husbands and wives. Her sparkling talent is evident in this engrossing story. (July) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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  1. Indiana
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    warning!
    February 10, 2012
    saved by grace
    Indiana
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 1
    Value: 1
    Meets Expectations: 1
    This review was written for Painted Dresses.
    I was extremely disappointed with this book. I felt uncomfortable and oppressed while reading it yet kept going in hopes that there would be a turning point... but there wasn't! It just went on and eventually came out with the disturbing story of the main character's molestation as a very young girl and her parents covering it up. It was unquestionably horrible and didn't even get around to a Christian message of hope. I felt unsettled and distressed after reading it. This is not (as some would have it) an author bravely dealing with a difficult subject... It's NOT "dealt" with, it's just taken out into broad daylight as if that will somehow fix things. Having been a victim of this crime, myself, I can speak with conviction that this is not the way to approach this subject. I would strongly recommend against purchasing or reading this book!
  2. sc
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    February 6, 2012
    cip5
    sc
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    This review was written for Painted Dresses.
    disappointed - have read other of her books and therefore purchased this one...
  3. Mt. Sterling, IL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    Odd story line
    December 30, 2011
    Cindee
    Mt. Sterling, IL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 2
    This review was written for Painted Dresses.
    This writer seemed to be a very good writer. But, from the description of the book and what the book was actually about disappointed me. If I would have known that the book would dwell on a specific storyline, I would not have purchased it. Because of this, parts of the book, I did not care for. I may try to read another of her books, but she does write with a different flare and somewhat unique. Just not quite my style.
  4. Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    Not to my taste.
    October 17, 2011
    bookworm
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    This review was written for Painted Dresses.
    I've read better stories. Just not my "type" of book.
  5. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    October 5, 2011
    Wylla Carmichael
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    This review was written for Painted Dresses.
    Not an easy to read book because it was hard to stay on point.
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