Advance reader reviews of Outside Wonderland by Lorna Jane Cook.

Outside Wonderland

A Novel

By Lorna Jane Cook

Outside Wonderland
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2011,
    336 pages.

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  • Carolyn A. (Questa, NM)

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    Even though I cared about the characters and what happened to them, the book seemed just a step above a romance novel or soap opera. The writing was competent, but not exciting. I will not recommend it to demanding readers.
  • Lucy B. (Urbana, Ohio)

    Love and beyond
    The main subject of this book is the love lives of the brother and two sisters whose mother and father died when the children were very young. There was a lot of sadness in each of the three adults' lives. I personally felt that the book would have sustained itself without adding the viewpoints of the mother and father throughout the story.
  • Karen L. (Troy, IL)

    Outside Wonderland
    Couldn't put the book down. The life situations that the Stenen's went through were believable. A storyline going for each of the Stenens but still their lives were intermingled with joy, sorrow, happiness and loss. I had to keep reading to see what choices each of them would be making. The chapters with parents "watching over" them didn't really add anything to the book for me and I found myself just skimming them by the end of the book.
  • Anna R. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    I read Outside Wonderland in one setting because I couldn't put it down. It is a fascinating story, very unusual with believable characters and events. The idea of how Heaven (or whatever) might be is beautiful. This is a beautifully written and the Epilogue is something to be read again and again. Simply amazing.
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