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Beautifully written historical novel!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-27

It took me a little while to get into this book by I soon became captivated by the realistic characters. It was fascinating to have the story told through the viewpoint of the 3 main characters.
Some of the reviews say the book is very violent. From my perspective the violence needs to be a part of the story. But it is only part of it. There is also a lot of love, joy and many other emotions that we all feel at different times in our lives.
This book gave me a new perspectives on the interaction between native Canadians and Europeans. Highly recommended!!!

Engaging! Exciting!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-09-11

I loved this fictionalized biography of what must have been a remarkable young woman. The author's account of her life was brilliant!! I became so engaged in the telling that I felt all the emotions, the disappointments, the triumphs. So good!
I am not a huge fan of the narrator as her voice modulations were constantly dramatic, even where there was no drama. That may be just a personal preference.

Different and interesting.

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-09-02

This story was very enjoyable! The setting and circumstances were unusual and I liked that. I would have liked the characters to be better defined.

A formulaic romance novel.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-08-25

I am not a fan of romance novels and if you are then you might enjoy this book but for me there was nothing that would make this any different than any other romance novel. The characters were not real to me. SPOILER ALERT: If there was someone you were falling for and you wanted to distance your feelings from them would you invite them to have casual sex with you? Seriously!!
The dual presenters also didn't work well in my view. I found it more of a distraction than an enhancement.

Disappointed by the ending.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-08-19

Most of this book was original, well written and enjoyable. Unfortunately, for me, the ending was a cop out; it just didn't seem reasonable that the character defined in the story would act that way.

Very good, but not as good as Circe.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-30

I read the second novel first and found it to be outstanding! This is still an excellent book in my opinion but it didn't capture me as thoroughly. Maybe it was the backdrop of the Trojan war. Anyway I still enjoyed it!!

A beautiful love story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-21

I'm a sucker for a good love story. Highly unusual, and no doubt controversial, this is one of the best love stories I've encountered!. Many ups and downs that kept me completely absorbed in the story. At times it was difficult to hear what was happening but the overriding tone helped me to understand what was happening and why; even though I don't agree with some of it.
The characters were very real in my mind. I thought the narration was outstanding! This is one of the few stories I will probably listen to again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Fascinating!! Great book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-09

A fascinating look into the life of First Nations people living in a big city. I found it to be very emotional and although there is a lot of sadness there is also much love. The author's use of words and phrases is masterful and the narration is perfectly suited and brings the words to life!! I'm looking forward to the next Katherena Vermette novel!!!

A beautiful story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-21

Sadness, horror, love, humour. This story had it all!! A very interesting and unusual premise and an absolutely unforgettable little girl and a woman who refused to give up!
I was initially a little put off by the narrator but I ended up being a fan.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Kept me guessing!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-19

Several times I thought I knew how it would end but then a perfectly logical twist made me rethink the whole scenario.