Somewhat. The author had some good ideas, the book just needed to be re-worked a lot.
The main character was rather unsympathetic. I think the author intends a deeper takeaway, given the main character's flaws, but I cannot be sure of that intent. I do love historical fiction, and the author does weave this into the story. I think this could have been a much better novel if it had been seriously re-worked.
I prefer men to read the male parts and females to read the female parts-it just comes across better and immerses the reader into the story.
Sure, just to see what the hype was about, but I probably would not recommend it to others.
It made me want to live in Guernsey. The narration was awesome-having many narrators provides a great delivery.
Description of Guernsey was wonderful. Character development was great. Flashbacks to the occupation-done nicely.
The accents of the narrators make you feel you are there with the characters.
Elizabeth-she is a courageous and good person.
Yes...long but keeps reader engaged! Lots of twists and turns.
When Laurel looks at the picture and finds out who her mother really is.
The initial Peter Pan rehearsal in the attic-when Jimmy thinks he has caught Vivien but finds out what she is really doing.
Yes, but pretty much impossible due to the length.
I was unfamiliar with the author, but I am now looking for other books by the same author. So much better than the so-called bestselling authors who write formulaic novels containing the same plot over and over again.
The author cleverly introduces the characters. We are able to see how even the most fatally flawed characters came to be so.
People always act as if anything prior to modern times were "the good old days," and everything was so pleasant. This story shows that life was harsh, cruel, and arbitrary. After all, the ship captain who indentured the main character was actually a kind gentleman who was helping her out. That is how it would be viewed back then. Now, anyone would be outraged. However, the main character perseveres.
In Philapelphia, where she was in Meg's room. Everything was so hopeful and her life was changing.
Marshall-the personification of evil-created by the neglect of his opium-addicted mother and pedophile tutor.
Great author-I highly recommend this book!!!
Great characters to represent the period and the different world players.
I love the historical accuracy.
John Lee holds my attention throughout the story.
Perefect name already.
Cannot wait to read the next work in the series.
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