The American civil war and its many component intrigues me. I have listened to many books about this era however John Jakes has done a splendid job in his books – North and South, Love and War. Apart from just enjoying the books, I also learned something about the North and South that I never knew.
I love the story lines- mixing history with some make belief. You feel as if you were there. Both books (since they are connected) as a whole have left a deep impression in my heart about valuing relationships. I am glad a few characters in the book got what they deserved and also very sorry that one of the main characters died. I guess the story will not be realistic if this did not happen.
I have already pre-ordered the last book – Heaven and Hell. I would like to see the three books made into a movie :)
The narrator - Grover Gardner could not have done better - good job
When Orie died or when Charles found his son
I loved every part of his performance. Loved the way he could switch from one character to the other
movie - perhaps?
On top list-I felt as if I was part of the story and also telling myself that meddling with people's affair those not yield good fruit
The main character of the book - Isabelle is my favorite. For the strength and courage she had
I have listened to Bahni Turpin in the help and kitchen house. They both did an excellent job!
I did have an extreme reaction- I could not understand Isabella's mum. I suspected that .Pearl was not dead alone. It was a shame that Isabelle knew about Pearl after she died
Enjoyed every moment of the book
Family stories of long ago. Unfortunate circumstances.
I would compare it to Kate Morton’s The Shifting Fog or the distant hours or house at Riverton to mention a few
Love her British accent and the way she changed her voice to represent each character
First Bill for his loyalty, then Olivia – she need not suffer for that long
Beautiful story. I enjoyed every moment of it. It is interesting the journey life takes each and every one of us. I wish Harry did not marry Olivia because he truly did not love her. They never had a child – the main purpose for marrying. Poor Olivia – I think when life hands you lemon, you make lemonade out of it. Why live a miserable life because of someone!
Excellent read! I love Kristin Hannah’s book for one simple reason – the stories are always so real and something you can relate to always. It is interesting to know how prejudice can hinder our vision and reasoning.
Love the story and there are lessons to learn! Women go through a lot and also have a lot to learn. Will definitely try others books from this author.
I truly enjoyed this book and had a good laugh too! I am glad that Mick was able to connect with his son and all the adventures he had with his 3 children whiles staying at home with them. Good read!
Excellent and captivating account of that era. I enjoyed listening to the book.
Very touching story and plenty of lessons's to learn.
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