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Monday, May 18, 2009

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by Sally Gunning

I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel by the same author of The Widow's War.
There were a couple of times I shook my head in disbelief, but when I thought about the time period and the youth of the main character, I decided those points were believable.

The book begins in the mid-1750's when 5-yr-old Alice leaves behind a life of poverty in England when her father moves the family to America. Instead of getting better the situation worsens and when they arrive in Boston Alice's father sells her into servitude. The story follows Alice until she is 19 or 20.

I look forward to reading more by this author. I think Sally Gunning is a name we will hear a lot over the next several years.

10 comments:

Anna said...

I haven't heard of this author, but this one sounds interesting. I'd love to read historical fiction set in my favorite city. Thanks for the recommendation!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Zeek said...

You've got my interest as well! Will have to look for it!

Kailana said...

Sounds interesting! I will have to add her to the list.

Dar said...

This does sound good. I'll have to check it out further.

Andi said...

Ooh this one sounds good, and I LOVE the cover! Beautiful. Now I'm off to check out your food blog. :)

Framed said...

Hmmm, I may have to borrow this. I don't have nearly enough books to read.

Gentle Reader said...

I enjoyed The Widow's War, so I'll have to be on the lookout for this one. Thanks!

Carrie K said...

Despite wanting to whack the heroine a few times, I enjoyed this book too.

Zibilee said...

I liked this one as well but had some problems with the main character's apparent lack of growth and trust issues. Overall though, I thought it was a pretty compelling read.

Danielle said...

I enjoyed this one as well and need to go back and read the author's first book, which has some of the same characters.