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The Day the Falls Stood Still

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

28 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

Do Not Underestimate

I admit upon receiving the Advance Read for "The Day the Falls Stood Still", I was not captured by the description of the book. I did not see how a story about life along Niagra Falls could be all that interesting. Having never visited the area, I had little knowledge...
I admit upon receiving the Advance Read for "The Day the Falls Stood Still", I was not captured by the description of the book. I did not see how a story about life along Niagra Falls could be all that interesting. Having never visited the area, I had little knowledge of the history of the Falls, or what it's like to see. However, I was very pleasantly surprised by the lovely story Buchanan has composed on so many levels. She paints a vibrant picture of the Falls - it's grandeur, beauty, and danger. She also gracefully spells out how it impacts Bess's life, both directly & indirectly, over the years. Finally, Buchanan chronicles a beautiful love story between Bess & Tom Cole, that is surrounded by tragedy. Thoroughly enjoyable - don't underestimate it!

posted by tara_graff on August 24, 2009

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9 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

Disappointed

When I started the book I thought it would be good, but I was disappointed. It ended up being dark and depressing. I wasn't able to finish the book because it just got worse with each chapter. I cared about the characters and the writing style was excellent.

posted by TootsieMN on October 28, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    really

    Why would you put nothing else than its about the niagra falls?
    What about mystery, or maybe even a little excifement. These people are really stupid.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Boring!!

    The characters were incredibly stupid and did things no one would ever consider. I hated this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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