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❮Download❯ ➾ Dollbaby Author Laura Lane McNeal – Babyandbeyondshow.co.uk When Ibby Bell’s father dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1964 her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother Fannie and throws in her father’s urn for good measure FanniWhen Ibby Bell’s father dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1964 her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother Fannie and throws in her father’s urn for good measure Fannie’s New Orleans house is like no place Ibby has ever been—and Fannie who has a tendency to end up in the local asylum—is like no one she has ever met Fortunately Fannie’s black cook Queenie and her smart mouthed daughter Dollbaby take it upon themselves to ini.

Tiate Ibby into the ways of the South both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets For Fannie’s own family history is fraught with tragedy hidden behind the closed rooms in her ornate Uptown mansion It will take Ibby’s arrival to begin to unlock the mysteries there And it will take Queenie and Dollbaby’s hard won wisdom to show Ibby that family can sometimes be found in the least expected places For fans of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt and The Help Dollbab.

dollbaby mobile Dollbaby KindleTiate Ibby into the ways of the South both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets For Fannie’s own family history is fraught with tragedy hidden behind the closed rooms in her ornate Uptown mansion It will take Ibby’s arrival to begin to unlock the mysteries there And it will take Queenie and Dollbaby’s hard won wisdom to show Ibby that family can sometimes be found in the least expected places For fans of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt and The Help Dollbab.

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Hardcover ☆ Dollbaby Epub à After receiving two undergraduate degrees from Southern Methodist University a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Business Administration she went on to earn an MBA from Tulane University She spent most of her career in advertising working for firms in New York and Dallas before returning to New Orleans where she started her own marketing consulting firm and became a free lance writer a

10 thoughts on “Dollbaby

  1. Angela M Angela M says:

    Hardcover ☆ Dollbaby Epub à dollbaby mobile, Dollbaby KindleI started this on Sunday and finished it on Monday It was just one of those books that is filled with secrets of the past that you just have to know about and characters that you love as soon as you meet them and then you love them as the author lets you see who they areAlmost twelve years old and still reeling from the death of her father Ibby is abandoned by her mother and left on the doorstep of a grandmother who she just barely found out she had Fannie her grandmother is a seemingly eccentric smoking and gambling woman is really a mentally unstable sad woman who has many secrets The loving relationship that develops between them will move you The story is set in New Orleans just as the Civil Rights Act is passed in 1964 Queenie the endearing maid who “came with the house “has endured losses of her own She is wise but set in old ways and doesn't think anything will change with the passage of the Civil Rights Act Dollbaby her daughter of the new


  2. Jen Jen says:

    Hardcover ☆ Dollbaby Epub à dollbaby mobile, Dollbaby KindleThis is a subtle southern charming read that gets under your skin as you read it It’s 1964 in the deep south of New Orleans It’s the summer and the heat is oppressive Ibby Be


  3. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    Hardcover ☆ Dollbaby Epub à dollbaby mobile, Dollbaby Kindle35 A coming of age story set in New Orleans during the era of Civil Rights A story that is gently and atmospherically told filled with secrets family and tragedies from the past that have a strong hold on the presentIt is however the characters that make this novel so special Ibby I 12 hers old her father recently dead when she is dropped at her grandmothers house by her m


  4. Sharon Sharon says:

    Hardcover ☆ Dollbaby Epub à dollbaby mobile, Dollbaby KindleTo all those comparing this to The Help by Kathryn StockettSTOP IT It's not even close The plot here is good but the writing is clunky and inconsistent Difficult to follow


  5. Lucy Lucy says:

    Hardcover ☆ Dollbaby Epub à dollbaby mobile, Dollbaby KindleVery disappointing I wanted to like Dollbaby but it was a real letdown If you're looking for the next The Secret Life of Bees or The Help this is not it Dollbaby reads like a young adult novel The narration is mainly devoted to spelling out historical details and includes some strange nonsensical metaphors the dialog is clunky and contains too much exposition and the character development is simplistic The story is disorganized with plotlines that go nowhere There are a handful of very good scenes that hint at the book this might have been but most of it is a big disappointment And why is it called Dollbaby? The reason is flimsy at best The character Dollbaby is a potentially terrific lead character but she remains only a supporting character throughout My suspicion is that an editor thought it would look good on the cover The book does have a great cover I'll give it that This might be a good read for a junior high school aged reader who ha


  6. Julie Julie says:

    Hardcover ☆ Dollbaby Epub à dollbaby mobile, Dollbaby KindleDollbaby by Laura Lane McNeil is a 2014 Viking Adult publication This highly praised novel has oft been compared to “The Help” and to a lesser extent “The Secret Life of Bees” However I would advise you to avoid going into this book with that type of preconceived notion This book is nothing at all like “The Help” with the exception of it


  7. Elizabeth of Silver Elizabeth of Silver says:

    Hardcover ☆ Dollbaby Epub à dollbaby mobile, Dollbaby KindleThe 1960's New Orleans a matriarch a girl without a daddy housekeepers families and secretsIbby was moved to her grandmother's home after her father passed away so her mother could have some time to herself Ibby had never seen her grandmother before nor had she known about her until a week before this move Ibby was frightened especially since she heard stories about her strict grandmother from her motherIbby met Queenie and Doll before meeting her grandmother Queenie and Doll are the staff in Grandmother Fannie's house They are very loving and caring and huddle around Ibby and take good care of her when Fannie can’t The characters in DOLLBABY were ones I fell in love with along with Ibby whose real name was Liberty Bell Ibby was an understandably sad young lady for a twelve year old with a heartbreaking storyQueenie and Doll were warmhearted Fannie was rough on the outside but loving on the inside w


  8. Pamela Pamela says:

    Hardcover ☆ Dollbaby Epub à dollbaby mobile, Dollbaby KindleIn prefacing acknowledgements Laura Lane McNeal praises her agent and editingpublishing team for their support assistance and sage advice I concur Without professional tutelage “Dollbaby” might have become another diamond in the rough among hundreds of thousands lost in an overly saturated self published sea That would be a crying shame Dollbaby is a delightful coming of age southern jewel It’s my kind of southern fried fiction regionally unique and atmospheric rich with quaint ambiance and flavor an eclectic array of colorful characters social graces steeped in mysticism secrets and perpetual hope and eccentric magnetism unique to southern social


  9. Jessica Jeffers Jessica Jeffers says:

    Hardcover ☆ Dollbaby Epub à dollbaby mobile, Dollbaby KindleI don't understand how this one has such a relatively high rating on Goodreads It sounded like a very promising novel of a young girl coming of age in 60s New Orleans against a backdrop of civil rights protests and family secrets and it's drawn


  10. Angie Lisle Angie Lisle says:

    Hardcover ☆ Dollbaby Epub à dollbaby mobile, Dollbaby KindleThis is southern lit about a family in New Orleans when a girl named Libby Bell is abandoned by her mother at her paternal grandmother's house in the 1960s and all the family secrets proceed to spill out of the closets I loved this book Loved The story has the magic of Alice Hoffman Sarah Addison Allen Rebecca Wells and Mildred Taylor all rolled up into one I also thought about the older movie version of Steel Magnolias while I read this book not because of similar plot lines or characters but because of the way the story feels as it's being told I think another reason this story ma


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