- Gebundene Ausgabe: 501 Seiten
- Verlag: Thorndike Pr; Auflage: Large Print (15. April 2009)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1410414531
- ISBN-13: 978-1410414533
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14,6 x 3,2 x 22,9 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4 Kundenrezensionen
Daughter of Twin Oaks (A Secret Refuge: Thorndike Press Large Print Christian Historical Fiction, Band 1) (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – Großdruck, 15. April 2009
|Neu ab||Gebraucht ab|
Es wird kein Kindle Gerät benötigt. Laden Sie eine der kostenlosen Kindle Apps herunter und beginnen Sie, Kindle-Bücher auf Ihrem Smartphone, Tablet und Computer zu lesen.
Geben Sie Ihre Mobiltelefonnummer ein, um die kostenfreie App zu beziehen.
Wenn Sie dieses Produkt verkaufen, möchten Sie über Seller Support Updates vorschlagen?
Struggling to bring her younger brother and her family's thoroughbred horses to safety, eighteen year-old Jesselynn Highwood embarks on a journey, while hiding from Confederate and Union troops and a scorned suitor seeking revenge. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Seeking to fulfill the promise she made to her dying father, eighteen-year-old Jesselynn Highwood determines to take her little brother and the family's remaining Thoroughbreds from Twin Oaks plantation in Kentucky to her uncle's farm in Missouri, where they will be safe for the remainder of the Civil War.
Jesselynn is also fleeing a cruel man in Confederate uniform who has pledged to take revenge against her for refusing his hand in marriage. No longer safe at Twin Oaks, she embarks on a perilous journey, taking on the momentous responsibility for the lives and welfare of all who go with her.
They ride at night and hide during the day, dodging both Confederate and Union troops along the way. Encountering hunger, sickness, and the devastation of war, they finally arrive in Missouri only to discover that the situation there puts them in even greater danger. Discouraged, disillusioned, and facing a severe testing of her faith, Jesselynn will stop at nothing to save her family, the horses, and whatever remains of Twin Oaks.
Will the wounded soldier she rescues from certain death be able to break down the walls of bitterness that surround her heart? --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
Derzeit tritt ein Problem beim Filtern der Rezensionen auf. Bitte versuchen Sie es später noch einmal.
Die hilfreichsten Kundenrezensionen auf Amazon.com
Until the end, I found it a captivating story. The characters were realistic, it had great Civil War depictions and the heroine was a decent person and could stand on her own two feet. Some of the parts I found a little unbelievable or predictable, but nothing crazy.
Then I got to the end. Oh, wait. There was no ending. The book stopped. Two things that drive me to not read an author again are ridiculous grammar/spelling issues and forcing a reader to get another book to finish a story. I enjoy series books but don't want to have to purchase another book to know how the story ends. Individual books should be stand alone or at least it should be clearly indicated you have to buy subsequent books in the series to see how things end.
#1 It is very predictable in places which is fine to a point.
#2 The book has several different plots to follow which again is fine, but this book gave no clear climatic event, therefore no resolution which brings me to
#3 There is no closure whatsoever. Again series books are fine, but personally I do not want to purchase one book only to be required to purchase two more just to know how one plot ends. Individual books should have individual story lines and not be so dependent on the rest of the series so I feel I've read a "book" not just the first "section" in a larger book.
So I would recommend this book to anyone the above does not bother :) because otherwise it is a good story. So all-in-all I give "Daughter of Twin Oaks" three stars because its "fine".
As some may have said - the book did 'end' - BUT it ended with their deciding to go further West - Yet to continue, this book would have been really really longer.
So actually the original story was told along with stories of her two sisters and brother - but her journey to an uncles did end so that was the actually ending of This book.
Worth Reading & I did not want to put it down. Glad this was Saturday because that is what I did today - I read this book.