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 Posted: Wed May 21st, 2008 12:28 pm
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I didnt see a thread for this one....I was wondering who all had read it and what you thought?

I have to say I wasnt expecting to enjoy it, but I really did, its really made me want to take a road trip and visit Franklin Tn and Carnton Plantation



 Posted: Wed May 21st, 2008 02:52 pm
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Glad you enjoyed it. I got through most of it before I tossed it. Dear One got into it less before she tossed it. Guess it's just one of those things that doesn't lie in the middle of any spectrum: you either like it or you don't.

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 Posted: Wed May 21st, 2008 02:54 pm
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you didnt read the end of it? My favorite part of the book was the part at the end after the story was over with all the real information on the people



 Posted: Wed May 21st, 2008 05:25 pm
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No. I didn't read the end of it. I got to a point where another word would make me puke. Such is the way it is. You liked it, and that is what is important.

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 Posted: Wed May 21st, 2008 05:33 pm
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Thats too bad....if you ever get your hands on it again you should read the part after the fictional story is over. It had some really great information in it about the real events



 Posted: Wed May 21st, 2008 10:40 pm
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I read the whole thing but like Ole I wasn't pleased with it .  A group of us were at Carton this last summer and heard the real story and visited the graveyard.  the fictional story does not match the true story .  I never could figure why the love story was thrown into the story about Carrie.  I guess to sell more books.

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 Posted: Wed May 21st, 2008 11:32 pm
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I read it and did not feel that women really act like that in such a situation and for some reason I can't explain, I couldn't connect with the widow as she was described. I'm certain the real widow was different, felt differently and thought differently than described. I also found her husband rather strange.

As odd as it may seem, I felt that none other than Scarlett O'Hara was a more believable character. I can better relate to her, a spoiled rich young woman  who feels the world revolves around her. I also related better to Rhett Butler, the surly, arrogant, worldly blockade runner and war profiteer tahn I did to the master of Carnton. 

When it comes to the Battle of Franklin, I guess I really prefer non-fiction accounts.

 



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Didn't care for the book either, to me the author tried too hard and the romance was not needed. made it a touch too sappy for my taste.



 Posted: Thu May 22nd, 2008 03:06 am
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That's the word , It was too sappy !!!!  Thanks Johan . 

Susan



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