- Pasta blanda: 368 páginas
- Editor: Common Folk Press (21 de diciembre de 2017)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0999489879
- ISBN-13: 978-0999489871
- Dimensiones del producto: 15.2 x 2.1 x 22.9 cm
- Peso del envío: 626 g
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An Uncommon Folk Rhapsody (Inglés) Pasta blanda – 21 dic 2017
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LOVE CONQUERS ALL! In Life and in Death...
Inspired by historical events; An Uncommon Folk Rhapsody reveals the story of Shay, an orphaned young Asian boy wearing a mysterious jade amulet, once owned by his deceased mother, now the only link to his past. By a chance of fate, an American merchant ship's captain adopts him and over time transforms this once timid young boy into an admirable young man as he becomes a scout, fighting for the Union Army during the height of the American Civil War.
Across the oceans, a young girl is ripped from her homeland in Africa and is forced to endure the horrors aboard a slave ship set sail for America. She is sold into slavery, her name changed, and she is taken to a plantation deep in Alabama, where she must find the strength to brave the new world and accept her plight in life. No longer a free child running through the plains of Africa, she is now considered livestock to do the constant bidding of her cruel Master.
Ten years later, by a chance of fate, the beautiful slave girl Victoria encounters the young scout Shay, and a forbidden romance is sparked. The two feel an immediate connection to one another, but the prospect of ever being together seems an impossible and dangerous dream to attain. During war, only a thin line separates life and death as loyalties are tested in this epic and thrilling saga amidst one of the darkest chapters in American history. You will experience the realism of this magnificent and unpredictable story as the power of suspense overtakes you! Who will live and who will die? You will have to find out for yourself! The reader will be forever touched by this eloquent story of love and survival in an era of suffering and hate.
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I will say I enjoy this book immensely, it drew me in from the first page to the last. The author did an amazing job or creating a story that took very difficult topics and wove them into an engaging storyline. Each character in this story is dynamic, I found myself laughing with them, loving them and loving with them and even unfortunately hurting with and for them.
This is not a particularly short story, its is over 360 pages, but if feels so much shorter, the flow of the plot is steady and easy to read, and the events and characters keep you engaged and drawn in to the point you will not want to put it down. I give this a definite 5 out of 5 and would recommend this to everyone to read. I love book set in the civil war period, and have always been drawn to books that deal with the topic of slavery and the ability to get a look at each side of story, to get accounts from slaves themselves and this book does that, so if you are like me and also like books of this topic and style you will particularly love this book like i did!
Shay is born in China and has a difficult life filled with hardship and devastation. VIctoria is born in Africa and has a good life with a happy family who loves each other. Both of their lives change very quickly as they both move to America but under two very different sets of circumstances.
The book is written well and it reads very quickly. I really like some of the characters, especially Captain Price. He does the right thing when he doesn't have to and that is always an appealing quality in a character. The historical aspects of the novel are interesting. I live close to several Civil War battle fields so I've always been interested in that era of our country's history.
Shay and Victoria's story is moving. Both of them truly deserve a happy ending. I highly recommend that you read the book to find out if either of them gets one. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
I enjoyed reading this book. It was enthralling and captivating. The characters were well developed and the author seemed knowledgeable about the circumstances they would have been in, in the Civil War. It was easy to imagine and feel what the characters were going through. There were a few grammar, spelling, and editing mistakes throughout the book, but most were easy to look past.
Overall, I think this book is a great read for anyone that wants to experience the love between two people, and the hardships they have to endure. Even though this book broaches the subjects of sexual assault, violence, and murder, it is done so in a tasteful and "innocent" way in which even young teens should be able to enjoy this book.