“The author tells the story like a mystery so you keep turning the pages to find out what happens. I am a little disappointed at the ending. I feel like if you are going to be strung along the entire book, then you deserve a bigger pay-off in the end. Nothing is really resolved. ”Tara G wrote this review Monday, August 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was extremely difficult to follow....it skipped all over the place in timelines and also had different names for the same characters so it wasn't my favorite”karen anderson wrote this review Saturday, August 11, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“took me a while to get into this but I am glad I persevered.”Yasmeen A wrote this review Friday, June 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Interesting, has twists”Melissa S wrote this review Wednesday, June 20, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Interesting book about how each person's mistakes affect each others lives. I like the way it was told through differing view points. You never quite knew what was really going on. I almost stopped reading at first, because it was confusing, but it was worth the read. It was thought provoking, for sure.”Cheryl wrote this review Sunday, June 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It wasn't a can't-put-it-down kind of book, but a good solid read. Love the anachronistic timeline and how the mystery unfolded. ”Erika S wrote this review Wednesday, March 7, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Review: Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz.
This was an interesting and fascinating read. I enjoyed and was moved by the concepts the author used by entwining the methods of family sticking together to form a bond. It’s a novel of one caring family member protecting one family member after another.
It’s a fiction story about secrets and the love formed within a family that gives the strength they need to do anything to make sure they stay safe. The story relates how coincidences and a lack of communication could achieve different responses from people to form conclusions of their own that occasionally misunderstanding the true secret that it was trying to protect. This description is how people get the wrong idea even in today’s time.
The novel exhibited the love between family members and how our hearts lead us to protect and keep secrets within a family over years. It was a quick and easy read that kept me turning the pages to the surprising conclusion.
“Read this book for my book club and realized I had read it before. So much secrecy that turns the characters into slaves of one woman, Amanda. ”Kathleen M. Cain wrote this review Tuesday, January 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is really good so far. Its about this person named Ruth remembered Drowning and people think that its imposible but it is not imposible as in my response so I am going to read on so that I can find out what happends! ok well I found out that Ruth's mother died because she drowned herself and Ruth didn't know that untill her aunt told her and she finally found her dad after all this time! Can't wait to read on!!!!!!! ”Eeyore <3 wrote this review Wednesday, January 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No