Learning more about life in NC before the revolution was fascinating. It's strange though that the main characters seldom comment on the differences with their lives in the 20th century.
Historical aspects were the most interesting.But it did meander endlessly. A little too much blow-by-blow at times. I also thought the sex scenes were extremely irritating-misplaced and contrived. It seemed like the editor had said: need some more sex here! And the writer just put it in totally out of context or character
I find you just don't get into their minds enough.So with every one of them I'm thinking: how can you do that? I would like to see them fleshed out more.
Roger seems to have lost his intellectual side completely and turned into a sort of minor Jamie. Brianna has turned into an old time momma. Why did she decide to no longer wear "britches"? Claire on the other hand has become more of a real person/doctor and her voice, as voiced by the narrator, is less prissy.Jamie is a lot wiser and less edgy-morphing into a benign Pater Familias. But you don't hear about the how&why of these changes.
I'm hooked on these people, so I won't let them go until I have to.But this book is awfully slow and detailed.
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