Uncut Diamonds A young married couple struggles to find balance during the over the top decade of the seventies Gold medallions disco dancing Star Wars and Saturday Night Fever are all the rage Jimmy Carter is Pre

  • Title: Uncut Diamonds
  • Author: Karen Jones Gowen
  • ISBN: 9780979607011
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Perfect Paperback
  • A young married couple struggles to find balance during the over the top decade of the seventies Gold medallions, disco dancing, Star Wars and Saturday Night Fever are all the rage Jimmy Carter is President during a frightening recession, with fuel bills higher than house payments In the heartland of America, a young Mormon couple, Marcie and Shawn McGill, struggle to sA young married couple struggles to find balance during the over the top decade of the seventies Gold medallions, disco dancing, Star Wars and Saturday Night Fever are all the rage Jimmy Carter is President during a frightening recession, with fuel bills higher than house payments In the heartland of America, a young Mormon couple, Marcie and Shawn McGill, struggle to save their home, family and marriage During these uncertain times, they come to learn what matters most.UNCUT DIAMONDS celebrates family the ordinary, the outrageous, the comical and the tragic.

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    1. Uncut Diamonds is a story about family, about choices, about a woman who is still young but has big adult responsibilities. It’s also about being Mormon.The main character, Marcie, stands by her family and her faith, despite financial woes and continuous pregnancies, all of which cause strife among outward family, most of whom are not Mormon. The book starts slowly, with a lot of description and dialogue peppered with day-to-day action. We see that Marcie is already immersed in the worry of lo [...]

    2. I finished reading this book yesterday, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The main character, Marcie, goes through a wide variety of emotions very similar to myself, for us being young moms forty years apart.Most of us will be able to relate to the high gas bills (not that high), making bread and beans and rice because we're saving money, and feeling frustrated with our husbands because they don't help out at home.The beginning of the book started out rough for me; there were a few typesetting errors a [...]

    3. I would not have discovered this book had I not been a follower of the author’s blogs. I bought it out of curiosity and, in a small way, to support the author whose blog writing I admire. The review is my true opinion and not biased by this passing acquaintance. By her own admission, the author has written what she knows and draws heavily on her own life and experiences in this tale of a family’s struggle during the recession of the seventies. I believe that the content would have been more [...]

    4. Karen is a great writer. Her stories are rich in detail. I felt I lived her life, I felt I suffered when she suffered. There was one moment in the book where someone knocks on the door and she's afraid to answer, I felt that fear. She writes characters with unique personalities and none of her characters are cliche or cookie-cutter. They show real emotions, sometimes even negative ones.This story is timely as well. Although the book takes place in the seventies (and some journal entries from ear [...]

    5. A book I would recommend to anyone who is interested in reading a story that deals with the past but that feels like any of it could happen in the present day.While reading this book I felt like I was living the story right along with the characters. Marcie is a Mormon woman living in the Midwest and dealing with many problems of her own, some more challenging than others. In the end though she overcomes all of these trials and becomes a stronger, better person because of them.I have not had to [...]

    6. I don't usually read LDS fiction but I wanted to read this. This is based on the author's life. Don't let the LDS thing keep you from the book. There is an excellent Mormon lingo dictionary in the back. I liked the book, I suggest writing a family tree to get the characters straight (I have more problems with this than most). I took the book to our houseboat vacation at Lake Powell last week with some other reading material and ended up finishing "Uncut Diamonds" first. I kept thinking about it [...]

    7. This book was very well-written, and real-to-life. The reason I only give it 3 stars is because it wasn't really my cup of tea. I suppose it was a little before my time being set in the late 70s and revolving around a Mormon family trying to make do in the recession. Due to this, I unfortunately wasn't able to identify with any of the characters, but I can certainly appreciate the work and passion that went into creating this book. The one thing that struck me as brilliantly crafted, though, was [...]

    8. Life struggles are portrayed well in this story about a young woman, Marcie and her family. Daily domestic trials, tribulations, deep emotions and level-headed thinking are balanced well by her Mormon faith. Karen Jones Gowen captured my interest with her characters. No airy-fairy nonsense, just good old real life conversations.A pleasant read. Snippets from her grandmother’s journal made it informative and interesting too.

    9. A beautifully written book that I enjoyed very much. Not just a book for Mormon women. A very interesting insight into a Mormon woman's lifestyle but so many things that we all can relate to!

    10. A homemaker with a large young family discovers with the stories of her ancestors and help from extended family and friends how to endure her current challenges of life. I think that many women might relate to her challenges of children, distant husband, financial challenges and soul-searching with her solutions. Written to an LDS female audience. Was not my preferred genre, (why the rating) and I personally did not relate to many of the concerns of the character, but others might really relate [...]

    11. This book had fairly simple writing, which kind of annoyed me because I am, after all, a complete snob. But having said that, it was still an enjoyable read. Every now and then it's fun to read about Mormon culture and compare my attitude about it with other's. Hearing about the woman's kids fighting all the time got a little tedious because I already deal with that plenty (where's the escapism in that?) but at the same time it was nice to see that I'm not the only one! I guess I would say that [...]

    12. This was an extremely frustrating book for me to read. It seemed that Marcie just let life happen to her and then complained about it the entire time. The book also seemed to hit on every LDS stereotype that exists, which only added to my frustration.By the end of the book I did grow to love the characters, but I still had a really hard time getting to the end of the book. Maybe I related too much.

    13. It was a good read, but I kept waiting for something to happen. It was basically about a Mother of several little children, her husband and family and the struggles they went through with finances and lots of kids. Nothing significant happened, it was like reading a diary. Not too exciting.

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