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  1. says:

    ‘’I am excluded even from the excluded she thought’’Tracy Chevalier is one of those writers who have contributed in the development of Historical Fiction as we know it today Her writing contains beautifu

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    Oh goodreads Why does thee not allow for a half star rating? If thy did I would give this book a solid 25 star rating For the cover art I would give thy a 5 star rating But I digress Tracy Chevalier's latest book examines the uakers' role in the Underground Railroad during the mid 1800s We see this time period through the eyes of one Honor Bright a recent emigrate from England Honor is a twenty year old who like most twenty somet

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    A uaker girl from England landed up in Faithwell Ohio 1850 right in the middle of the Underground Railroad's path Heartsick

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    This novel was enjoyable enough However reading it gives one a sensation of floating atop the story nothing pulls a person in or attaches itself to the reader's emotions The story is just too light The first hundred pages are largely given ove

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    Simply put this is one of the BEST historical novels I have ever readThe plot After being jilted by her fiance in England uaker woman Honor Bright decides to accompany her sister Grace to America and help Grace adjust to h

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    Honor Bright follows her sister Grace over to America in 1850 She crosses the sea in the Adventurer and makes her slow way to Faithwell Ohio She meets despair and tragedy along the way and uickly finds herself in an uncomfortable situation almost as uickly as she arrives Honor is a uaker and lives within her community of Friends She finds that Faithwell is a stop for runaway slaves from the South on their Nor

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    I did not like this as much as I thought I would I like Chevalier I like Historical Fiction and I adore books of this period That's why the book gets a three star rating from me but it leans towards the lower end of the 3 The book's weakness to me is the wishy washy main character Honor Bright She drifts along with events believes in Silence so much that she doesn't seem to have any thoughts and above all she didn't make me bel

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    I am trying to figure out today what made this book so unputdownable last night I was up reading it until I finished at 3am and the only thing I can come up with is the character of Honor Bright She is such a sympathetic character and I wanted

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    Inspiring and realistic A heart warming tale of one woman's unexpected journey to ferry runaway slaves along the Underground Railroad and saving her soul and self in the process

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    After being spurned by her fiancé in 1850s England uaker Honor Bright accompanies her sister Grace to Ohio where Grace is to be married Soon Honor must fend for herself Feeling unwelcomed by her sister’s fiance and his sister in law Honor

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Onal foray into the American past in The Last Runaway bringing to life the Underground Railroad and. Honor Bright follows her sister Grace over to America in 1850 She crosses the sea in the Adventurer and makes her slow way to Faithwell Ohio She meets despair and tragedy along the way and uickly finds herself in an uncomfortable situation almost as uickly as she arrives Honor is a uaker and lives within her community of Friends She finds that Faithwell is a stop for runaway slaves from the South on their North Star path to Oberlin and onto Canada I enjoyed each chapter ended with a letter either from or to Honor I found myself looking forward to these pieces of correspondence between her old life and new one I also enjoyed reading about uilting and learning the differences in the patterns techniue and colors The things that fell a little flat for me was the runaway storyline this felt a little too light given the situation I m not sure helping runaways in Ohio would ve been uite as easy as it was for Honor These plot points didn t feel gritty enough and I found myself uestioning the authenticity of the narrative Belle Mills was by far my favorite character the local milliner whose brother is the slave catcher in the area Belle is a no nonsense hat maker with a personality this book sorely needed Overall I enjoyed this book but it was a lighter historical version of this time period than I would ve liked The Black Painting uickly finds herself in an Fire and Desire uncomfortable situation almost as The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox uickly as she arrives Honor is a The Illusionists uaker and lives within her community of Friends She finds that Faithwell is a stop for runaway slaves from the South on their North Star path to Oberlin and onto Canada I enjoyed each chapter ended with a letter either from or to Honor I found myself looking forward to these pieces of correspondence between her old life and new one I also enjoyed reading about Planet of the Bugs uilting and learning the differences in the patterns techniue and colors The things that fell a little flat for me was the runaway storyline this felt a little too light given the situation I m not sure helping runaways in Ohio would ve been Fishes of the Open Ocean uite as easy as it was for Honor These plot points didn t feel gritty enough and I found myself Out of Bounds (Boundaries, uestioning the authenticity of the narrative Belle Mills was by far my favorite character the local milliner whose brother is the slave catcher in the area Belle is a no nonsense hat maker with a personality this book sorely needed Overall I enjoyed this book but it was a lighter historical version of this time period than I would ve liked

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Illuminating the principles passions and realities that fueled this extraordinary freedom movement I. I did not like this as much as I thought I would I like Chevalier I like Historical Fiction and I adore books of this period That s why the book gets a three star rating from me but it leans towards the lower end of the 3 The book s weakness to me is the wishy washy main character Honor Bright She drifts along with events believes in Silence so much that she doesn t seem to have any thoughts and above all she didn t make me believe that she was sincere Honor Bright is an English uaker who comes to America to get away from a jilting ostensibly to help her sister settle into her new home Her sister succumbs to a yellow fever sickness before she can reach Ohio Honor unable to go back to England but nitpicking away with America because among other things it is not neat and ordered and there are trees everywhere decides to continue on to Ohio where she meets a number of interesting characters all of them somehow connected with fugitive slaves She continues drifting without purpose until she decides that the corn is ready please don t tell me this used to happen and if it did is this where the word corny originate from and gets married to the second man that happens along The first is there to provide some conflict Then she becomes involved in a totally floaty fashion in the Underground Railroad Honor is a wispy creature to build a story on Her main trait is that she s silent and that she s an expert uiltmaker This gets us through the first hundred pages She whines incessantly about where she is everything is so transient everyone wants to move away they have wood houses and not solid stone like in England all the while forgetting that and people were leaving England to make a life in the new world including herself She doesn t make any effort to be involved in the Community she believes in so much so it becomes really hard for us to empathize with her when she says she s friendless She becomes involved in the Underground Railroad true but as I read it it s used as a backdrop to this wallflower s story and that s just not interesting She uses her people s aversion to help fugitive slaves to make a martyr of herself They have a very compelling reason for the aversion in spite of which they give her a great deal of latitude Sure they could use some spine and their actions are deplorable and all too common But what bothered me with the book is that the girl who will go silent for months on her family in some weird sort of judgment for refusing to help a runaway can see the Light in a merciless slave catcher denounced even by his own sister What kind of person would do that Other than a horny one having the hots for the slave catcher I mean She doesn t actually have the guts to admit that eitherBut I do give Chevalier points for a bunch of other things As always the descriptions of the period and of the place are great to read She evokes the transience of the place well There are some memorable characters Belle Mills Donovan Judith Haymaker Mrs Reed In fact any one not named Honor Bright happen to have a personality I would have loved to read a book from Belle s perspective or Mrs Reed s Infinitely interesting characters The scenes with the fugitives are affecting and I kept wishing that the book had of that I even liked the almost endless commentary on uaker uilting it was well researched and definitely preferable to the main character s whining I was looking forward to the book very much and while it was well written in the historical point of view it was a very unsatisfying read I wish books didn t take something important and trivialize it to a marginality but insist that it is very important We can see it s not 3 stars for nostalgia I received a copy via NetGalley for review Infamous uaker who comes to America to get away from a jilting ostensibly to help her sister settle into her new home Her sister succumbs to a yellow fever sickness before she can reach Ohio Honor Comfort of a Man unable to go back to England but nitpicking away with America because among other things it is not neat and ordered and there are trees everywhere decides to continue on to Ohio where she meets a number of interesting characters all of them somehow connected with fugitive slaves She continues drifting without purpose A Cowboy Christmas until she decides that the corn is ready please don t tell me this Comfort of a Man used to happen and if it did is this where the word corny originate from and gets married to the second man that happens along The first is there to provide some conflict Then she becomes involved in a totally floaty fashion in the Underground Railroad Honor is a wispy creature to build a story on Her main trait is that she s silent and that she s an expert Husband From 9 To 5 uiltmaker This gets The Bonny Bride us through the first hundred pages She whines incessantly about where she is everything is so transient everyone wants to move away they have wood houses and not solid stone like in England all the while forgetting that and people were leaving England to make a life in the new world including herself She doesn t make any effort to be involved in the Community she believes in so much so it becomes really hard for The Beleaguered Lord Bourne (Regency Trilogy, us to empathize with her when she says she s friendless She becomes involved in the Underground Railroad true but as I read it it s Bending the Rules (Sisterhood Diaries, used as a backdrop to this wallflower s story and that s just not interesting She Hope Street uses her people s aversion to help fugitive slaves to make a martyr of herself They have a very compelling reason for the aversion in spite of which they give her a great deal of latitude Sure they could Burkes Christmas Surprise use some spine and their actions are deplorable and all too common But what bothered me with the book is that the girl who will go silent for months on her family in some weird sort of judgment for refusing to help a runaway can see the Light in a merciless slave catcher denounced even by his own sister What kind of person would do that Other than a horny one having the hots for the slave catcher I mean She doesn t actually have the guts to admit that eitherBut I do give Chevalier points for a bunch of other things As always the descriptions of the period and of the place are great to read She evokes the transience of the place well There are some memorable characters Belle Mills Donovan Judith Haymaker Mrs Reed In fact any one not named Honor Bright happen to have a personality I would have loved to read a book from Belle s perspective or Mrs Reed s Infinitely interesting characters The scenes with the fugitives are affecting and I kept wishing that the book had of that I even liked the almost endless commentary on A Perfect Blood (The Hollows, uaker Just Wars and Moral Victories uilting it was well researched and definitely preferable to the main character s whining I was looking forward to the book very much and while it was well written in the historical point of view it was a very Two Paradigms for Divine Healing unsatisfying read I wish books didn t take something important and trivialize it to a marginality but insist that it is very important We can see it s not 3 stars for nostalgia I received a copy via NetGalley for review

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New York Times bestselling author of Girl With a Pearl Earring Tracy Chevalier makes her first ficti. A uaker girl from England landed up in Faithwell Ohio 1850 right in the middle of the Underground Railroad s path Heartsick and homesick Honor Haymaker struggled to wrap her mind around the slavery laws of America and the way it was applied in the northern states Milking cows sewing uilts making hay bottling the bounty of summer for the harsh uncompromising winters tapping maple trees for syrup making cheese obeying her mother in law and being a good wife drained her from everything she ever believed in or aspired to Her only true friends were Belle Mill the milliner and Mrs Elsie Reed a former slave in Wellington but their friendship were strictly forbidden by her husband s family Belle was also the sister of Donovan Mill the slave hunter who made it his business to uphold the laws The relentless clattering of his horse s hooves one of the hooves had a distinctive thud as a result of a thick shoe were heard anytime anywhere even in the small radical town of Oberlin Donovan did not hesitate to paw through his sister s possessions as well to get behind possible stationmasters s actions of the Underground Railroad Just as he did with Honor s trunk a few months earlier when Honor was on Thomas s wagon on her way from Hudson to Wellington after arriving in AmericaBelle gifted her a gray bonnet with a yellow trimming It became the first act of rebellion against a community which was slowly choking the last breath from Honor Haymaker s body From there the road to freedom of choice became tougher than the survival of the snares in the woods that caught run away slaves on their journey to the Canadian border MY COMMENTSTo start of with this story is about people on the move Of people running away from lives they could not face Honor Bright became Honor Haymaker with the plot of the story clearly established in the protagonist s names From then on it became a heartfelt and gripping adventure through the history of slavery and the settlement of the immigrants with the hardships surrounding the lives of all the people on the run Their journeys took them either from east to west or south to north over the vast territories of America And there where their roads crossed this story took shapeA beautiful compassionate read I really enjoyed this book An excellent read