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The Bride's House

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Calling all Sandra Dallas fans -- You absolutely must read this!

The Bride's House is an engaging history of 3 women who are bound by ties of their love for a house, the mining town in which it stands, and a secret that none of them know that they share. Each of the women is distinct, 3-dimensional, and true to her time and social ...
The Bride's House is an engaging history of 3 women who are bound by ties of their love for a house, the mining town in which it stands, and a secret that none of them know that they share. Each of the women is distinct, 3-dimensional, and true to her time and social status. Sandra Dallas also paints a vivid picture of what Georgetown looked like in its early days, and follows the mining town's ups and downs from the late 1800's through the mid 20th Century.

I started reading the book while waiting for a mid-morning flight to Wyoming, and couldn't put it down (except for the minor interruption of a rocky flight in a 2-engine turboprop) until I finished it at nearly midnight.

posted by MarieValenzuela on May 11, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Fanstastic Book, Horrible Ending

This was a fascinating book that I truly could not put down. I love the author's style of staying slightly detached from the characters giving each scene a stronger emotional impact with what she didn't say.

This book reminds me of some of Nora Lofts' work, and I was ...
This was a fascinating book that I truly could not put down. I love the author's style of staying slightly detached from the characters giving each scene a stronger emotional impact with what she didn't say.

This book reminds me of some of Nora Lofts' work, and I was thoroughly drawn in by the way she tied together the different tales set in the Bride's House.

But the author didn't play fair with her readers. She cheated. We were there for everything that happened in Pearl's life. We saw everything she went through, felt the emotions, saw everything as she saw it. So it was contrived and inexplicable to throw it at us at the very end that we had somehow missed a major happening in Pearl's life.

I loved this book right up until the end, which absolutely ruined the rest of it for me.

posted by 8892998 on February 13, 2014

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