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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

LOVED IT !!!!

Read it 10 years ago and it still pops into my head when I think of a good book. 1st book I read of Ann's and became a instant fan.

posted by Anonymous on March 21, 2005

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Mixed Emotions......

I have only one MAJOR complaint with this book -- I did NOT appreciate the slur on Christianity which I won't go into because of revealing the storyline for those who haven't read this. However EVERYONE NEEDS to know what happens when you die -- you go either to heaven...
I have only one MAJOR complaint with this book -- I did NOT appreciate the slur on Christianity which I won't go into because of revealing the storyline for those who haven't read this. However EVERYONE NEEDS to know what happens when you die -- you go either to heaven or to hell and you don't get to heaven the way this book portrays. Having read other books by Siddons this one seemed different. I can see there are mixed reviews by the professionals and the readers. I would say it was heart gripping and written well but seemed just a litte 'wordy' sometimes which of course is what some people prefer so that wouldn't be a negative comment necessarily. It was sad because of all the tragic things that happened but also realistic for a generational novel. I wanted to quit reading a couple of times but I couldn't and when I did finish I felt like I had just lost a friend. So I would recommend this book especially to those that like long meaty novels that take awhile to get through.

posted by Anonymous on July 19, 2004

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2004

    Mixed Emotions......

    I have only one MAJOR complaint with this book -- I did NOT appreciate the slur on Christianity which I won't go into because of revealing the storyline for those who haven't read this. However EVERYONE NEEDS to know what happens when you die -- you go either to heaven or to hell and you don't get to heaven the way this book portrays. Having read other books by Siddons this one seemed different. I can see there are mixed reviews by the professionals and the readers. I would say it was heart gripping and written well but seemed just a litte 'wordy' sometimes which of course is what some people prefer so that wouldn't be a negative comment necessarily. It was sad because of all the tragic things that happened but also realistic for a generational novel. I wanted to quit reading a couple of times but I couldn't and when I did finish I felt like I had just lost a friend. So I would recommend this book especially to those that like long meaty novels that take awhile to get through.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 13, 2011

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    Not as expected

    This book of Ms Siddons was not as engrossing as her others. While a good read it was a bit drawn out. The characters are not very appealing either.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2000

    ABSORBING STORY OF MAINE AND ITS COLONIES

    Colony is an absorbing book that the reader will find almost impossible to put down. The narrative is tight and pulls many characters together in its' tale of old families that vacation in a colony on the Maine coastline summer after summer. Siddon probably one of the best novelists of her genre is a powerful story teller and a wonderful writer. Unlike Danielle Steele, her stories are not contrite and redundant but fresh and beautifully worded with the necessary sexual descriptions without the gratuitous wordage of other fiction novelists. This book is well worth reading and my only objection is to the ending which I felt had an unnecessary appendage.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2003

    felt a bit cheated

    I enjoyed reading this book and pondered over the relationship of Peter to Elizabeth. The not so subtle clues suggested, very srongly, one relationship and then, to my surprise, without any foreshadowing, it turns out to be something else. A something else that left too many unanswered questions. I thought it was a cheap shot not worthy of Siddons.

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