This book about Belle kept me reading from start to finish. I love books fiction or factual about times gone by.This helps us understand what or ancestors had to put up with during their lifetime. This just happens to be a young innocent girl taken from her life as she knows it and forces her to adapt. And adapt she did. We had a small scene of France (Paris) and the bad that is out there to the good, the lady and male friend that sent her and went with her to New Orleans. THe scene switches to Belle making do with what she was able to take from her circumstances and use it to her advantage in order to make it back to her family and friends. It was very heartening to see her back with Jimmy and Mog. Kent was a character with no morals or feelings. It was good that he got what was coming to him in the end.I lent this book to a friend. She read for two hours on Monday night. After work Tuesday - 2:00 Pm she picked up the book once again and completed it at midnight. She was very impressed with the book. By way of note, she wants to read other books by Lesley Pearse as do I.Thank you so much for two very good reads.
First I would like to thank everyone at Library Thing for picking out this book to send to me for review. If I had a choice of what book this would have been the book for me. Kim Vogel ( Vogel is another form of Voelkel my surname) has enlightened us on what it was like to leave your home and travel to the new world to start over. This book is similar to my grandfathers journey to Canada only a few years later ( 1878). We have insight into why many left their home - conscription into the army or religious persecution. It gives an insight into the hardships endured on the crossing to North America. Here we are strangers in a new world no friends, language barriers, money exchange problems etc. This story really grabs your attention and keeps it. The twist to the love story is great. As well the beliefs of the family remind us as to what we should be doing. Thank you for a great book
Thank you for The Valley bof Shadows. What a thriller! The characters Dr. Derek Stillwater and Sandy O'Reilly deserved each other. They click together in many ways. The plot moved along at a fast pace which kept you turning the pages to see what was happening next. In light of the happenings in Norway last week this shows us that there is a need for homeland security and other such organizations. However, it would be much better if they cooperated with each other better. This book gives us a feeling of what goes on in the world and how the more militant Muslims think of the rest ofd the world. I do like Mark Terry's style and plan to test some of his other books to see if they are up to this book. Very good job. Thank you once again.Larry
To be honest, I almost put the book aside after reading all the detail about Kydd. I suffered through the details and was pleasently surprised the further into the book I read. It gives us an idea of what times were like in timesw gone by. It sets the American, French and English in another light. I really enjoyed the tough times that Mr Fulton had in trying to change one's thinking of proposed machines versus what we already know. Overall I enjoyed the book gratly. Thank you for a wonderful insight into places, times and machines gone by.
This again is another excellent book giving us insight into our past. The massacre is a historiacl fact only recently admitted to by Russia. It was very sad to learn that some 22,000 Polish officers and civilians had perrished in this manner. The story as presented by Mr Jacobsen is a mixture of fact and fiction which keeps the reader turning the pages. Adam and Natasha are two very interesting characters with the same goals. Defeat the Germans and find the Katyn Order.It leaves us with the question - if this had been known prior to Yalta or Potsdam- how would this have changed our world - or would it? I was left hanging the way the story ended, but such is life.Again since I am interested in history - factual or fistion, this was on excellent read.Thank you.