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|Format: DRM Protected ePub|
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2008
Availability: In Stock
This novel is remarkably well written. The characters are realistic and easy to sympathize with, and the narration has a poetic gracefulness about it that brings to mind such authors of classics as Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters. While it is clear from the first pages of this novel that a vast amount of research was done, the information gathered is worked into the novel seamlessly. The one glaring flaw occurs in the final decision Charlottes character makes in regard to her child. Without giving anything away, the phrasing of her explanation seems incredibly cold and clashes with the maternal love she has displayed throughout the novel.
This novel is by no means a cookie-cutter love story. Whereas the ending is a happy one, it doesnt go for the corny or a quick-fix of the characters problems. The characters have depth, and the story is both inspiring and true to the pains of life. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good romance, but wants more than a boy meets girl, boy gets girl story. -- Shannon Potelicki, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
SqwigglesCaliforniaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Heartbreaking and Beautiful StoryJanuary 14, 2015SqwigglesCaliforniaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleThis book is a gem. It's not the normal happy romance novel. This book is deep and powerful and it will move you. I could feel Charlotte's pain with the decisions that she had to make. It was heartbreaking and yet beautiful at the same time. This story isn't just about love between a man and a woman, but it is also the love story between a mom and her child. Charlotte made some choices that sent her on a difficult path in life. As humans we all make the wrong choice sometimes and things will get difficult, but we must keep living and try to make things better for ourselves. This story will touch your heart in many ways. As sad as the story was, it also had happy moments and made me smile. It was well written and a beautiful story that I had a hard time putting down. You will love Charlotte as well as some of the other characters. I would easily recommend this book.
mactacmaryPlumas, Manitoba, CanadaAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful bookJuly 31, 2013mactacmaryPlumas, Manitoba, CanadaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This was the first book that I read by this author......gripping story, had to keep reading. I immediately ordered more of her books.
jamrAstoria NYAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Probably Her Best or at Least My FavoriteNovember 14, 2012jamrAstoria NYAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I really have a deep appreciation for Julie Klassen and the gift God has given her to write with such depth.
It is as if Jane Austin's world has returned, only we get to see a little bit of that society's underbelly. She writes with sense of compassion that is lacking in some Regency era novels.
I also recommend the audio version of this book.
Please read it for yourself. You won't be disappointed!
LalaAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Above and beyond!August 21, 2012LalaAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book went above and beyond of what I expected! It is a heart wrenching story, but beautifully and passionately written! The characters grabbed my attention quickly and my heart went out to Charlotte! Truly reminds me to be thankful of what God did for us by sending His Son!
Army MomAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5May 12, 2012Army MomAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5I have to admit, I started this book and put it down for several weeks before trying again. Once I got about a fourth of the way into it, that's when I really grabbed a hold of me and I finished it by the next afternoon. It's not your everyday historical fiction with your typical ending. I think that this writer is talented and brings a fresh perspective to this type of book. Worth the read.