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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    good read

    I enjoyed this book very much. It really makes you think about things and how live was like in the late ninteenth century and early twenth century.I am thinking about reading another book by this author

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2011

    Its always a pleasure to revisit Colorado's mining towns with Sandra Dallas!

    The Bride's House begins in 1880 with Nealie, a young woman who has escaped her abusive father by fleeing to the mountains, to a small mining town called Georgetown. There she finds herself falling in love and dreams of living with her husband in a beautiful, grand house called the Bride's House. But willful and naive, Nealie ends up living in the Bride's House under very different circumstances than she expected. The story continues through three generations of women who live in the house, concealing their secrets within its walls, and fighting for the love none of them are sure they deserve.

    One of the best books Sandra Dallas has written yet! She strikes the perfect balance between history and romantic novel, adding rich detail about the development of copper, silver and molybdenum mining in Colorado with plenty of betrayals, secrets and plot twists to keep the pages turning. While the women who inhabit the Bride's House are grandmother, daughter, and granddaughter, Dallas gives them all distinct personalities, allowing each to continue the story of the woman before her, but also to have her own unique story.The particular challenges of living in a mining town flavor the book and in this one Dallas explores the vast gap between the rich owners and the poor miners. The Bride's House begins in 1880 with Nealie, a young woman who has escaped her abusive father by fleeing to the mountains, to a small mining town called Georgetown. There she finds herself falling in love and dreams of living with her husband in a beautiful, grand house called the Bride's House. But willful and naive, Nealie ends up living in the Bride's House under very different circumstances than she expected. The story continues through three generations of women who live in the house, concealing their secrets within its walls, and fighting for the love none of them are sure they deserve.

    One of the best books Sandra Dallas has written yet! She strikes the perfect balance between history and romantic novel, adding rich detail about the development of copper, silver and molybdenum mining in Colorado with plenty of betrayals, secrets and plot twists to keep the pages turning. While the women who inhabit the Bride's House are grandmother, daughter, and granddaughter, Dallas gives them all distinct personalities, allowing each to continue the story of the woman before her, but also to have her own unique story.The particular challenges of living in a mining town flavor the book and in this one Dallas explores the vast gap between the rich owners and the poor miners. Its always a pleasure to revisit Colorado's mining towns with Sandra Dallas!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Light and good

    Nice light read. Just a quick story but worthwhile.

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  • Posted July 21, 2012

    Great book.

    I love Sandra Dallas and this book did not dissapoint. A very moving story and the ending was great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2011

    Very good historical fiction!

    I really enjoyed this novel about three generations that lived in a beautiful house in a Colorado mining town. It held my interest and was just the kind of book I like--history mixed with interesting characters. Some interesting things for book clubs to discuss. I plan to read more by this author.

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