The story of these stubborn and broken women was heartwarming, amusing, and frustrating. I enjoyed it very much. I would like to read more by this author. (five stars)

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        I have never read a book like this before. It was about every kind of love. Love of wives. Love of lovers. Love of parents. Love of grandparents. Love of gays, and it all worked together. I really enjoyed it. (five stars)

       
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        ​I was so impressed with Connie Chappell’s writing. I immediately looked forward to reading her next book, too. I hope there are a lot more to come. Great story with characters that I loved getting to know. (five stars)


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       The "quilt" time with Wild Raspberries enabled me to face the memories of my mother and her love and devotion.  As a debut novel, it was a soul-searching read. I look forward with pleasure and anticipation to Connie's next novel.


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       Wild Raspberries is an unique story with interesting characters and plot twists. Our book group was honored to have Connie join us for a discussion of writing her book. She gave us insight into how she develops her characters and story lines.

       I look forward to reading her future books.  (five stars)


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​       I purchased Wild Raspberries and gave it to my mother to read first. Between Saturday and the next Thursday, she was nearly f finished. She said she was loving it, and I would love it, too. Thank you for writing a book a mother and daughter can share and enjoy!!

       
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       Wow, a great read. I loved it. I couldn’t wait to read more. I was brought into the lives of these women so quickly. I think it was the loss that they all suffered that had me relating the loss of my parents and the depth grief plays deep down inside each one of us. I felt their pain and the journey to go on without the ones we love so much, whether they are related or just very close friends. This book stirred real feelings inside of me. It was told from the heart, and that’s where I felt it.  (five stars)

       
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       Wonderful debut novel about love, grief, and the healing process for a group of women who are connected by their loss. Between the strife are some funny moments that will make you smile. It is one of those books that is hard to put down. Highly recommended.  (five stars)

       
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       Kind of a Katherine-Hepburn-and-Spencer-Tracy-type love story! The writer takes us through stages of love and grief almost therapeutically. She lets us see behind the scenes the results of our actions. Can't wait for the sequel!  (five stars)

       
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       I could not put this book down, and when I did, I could not stop thinking about the characters. The issues are seen from various characters points-of-view. The problems facing these intertwined characters are complex, and the very real reactions makes the reader wonder what he/she would do. This book would be excellent for a book study group. (five stars)

       
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       I usually prefer stories that are more dialogue than description. However, the author thoroughly immersed me in the physical surroundings and emotional tone of the story through her excellent narratives as seen through the eyes of the five main characters. Dialogue is emotional, spirited, sometimes humorous, and fit each character. The plot is interesting and held my attention.  (five stars)

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       The book is well worth buying and is an enjoyable read. As the first published novel from this author, it's very well done literature. I look forward to her next novels.  (five stars)

       
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Wild Raspberries

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