Whistling Women (Unabridged) Whistling Women (Unabridged)

Whistling Women (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

Life went terribly wrong for Addie Bates in San Diego, and she's been running from dark memories ever since. For 15 years, the Sleepy Valley Nudist Colony has provided a safe haven for Addie to hide from the crime she committed. But when the residents pack up to go on exhibit at the 1935 world's fair in San Diego, Addie returns and must face the thrilling yet terrifying prospect of reuniting with her estranged sister, Wavey.

Addie isn't the only one interested in a reunion. When her niece, Rumor, discovers she has an aunt, Rumor is determined to bring her family together. But it's not so easy when the women are forced to confront family secrets, past and present.

Set against the backdrop of the 1935 world's fair, Whistling Women explores the complex relationships between sisters, the sacrifices required to protect family, and the devastating consequences of a single impulsive act.

Nicol Zanzarella
hr min
November 17
Brilliance Audio

Customer Reviews

Kris Anderson, The Avid Reader ,

Predictable Novel!

Whistling Women by Kelly Romo is an historical novel. It is May of 1935. Addie Bates is thirty-two years old and lives in Sleepy Valley in northern California. Sleepy Valley is a nudist colony. The people who live in Sleepy Valley are getting ready to travel to the world’s fair in San Diego. Addie has not returned to San Diego since she left after an incident. Addie does not want to go, but if she does not go she will be made to leave Sleepy Valley. Addie’s sister Wavey Rose Briggs Donnelly lives with her two daughters in San Diego. This could be a chance to make amends to her sister (for what happened fifteen years ago) and get to know her nieces, Mary and Rumor. Will her sister give her a chance? Rumor Donnelly is excited to find out about Addie. She wants to get to know her aunt and mother back together. Will a family reunion be in store for the family or will the past get in their way?

The story goes between what is happening in the present and goes back to 1917. Addie was in orphan asylum when her sister, Wavey and her new husband, Tyrone Fulton Briggs ask Addie to come live with them. Wavey is expecting her first child and Addie will provide needed help. Addie believes it is a dream come true. What happens that causes Addie to run away and have no contact with her sister for fifteen years? Secrets have a way of coming out eventually.

Whistling Women is a very slow paced novel (it took quite a while before it gets to the secrets and incident). It sounded like such a good book, but I did not enjoy reading it (I could not wait for this novel to end). I found the majority of the characters to be lack luster. The only one with spunk and life was Rumor, the niece (but she did become annoying after a while). Whistling Women is a predicable novel (you know what is going to happen before you read it). The writing is just satisfactory. I give Whistling Women 2 out of 5 stars. If you need a book to put you to sleep, then read Whistling Women.

I received a complimentary copy of Whistling Women from NetGalley (and the publisher) in exchange for an honest review.