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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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  • Posted October 28, 2009

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    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.

    9 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    Ok

    I have been to the falls it was fun
    idot realy like the book some parts it was good but my person ality would loose intrest rigt away

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2011

    Just Okay

    Expected this to be enjoyable, I like historical fiction. This did not hold my intrest- skimmed most of it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2009

    Too Historical

    After reading previous reviews I purchased this book expecting a great love story, excitement, and an escape. What I found was a book based too much off a true story. I enjoy history, but a history lesson is not what I expected from this book, but it's what I got. If you're looking for a history book with a semi-love story written in (the love story was barely a storyline), then this might work for you, but for those looking for a great work of fiction, I'd say move on and select something else. I hate not finishing a book once I start it, but I really struggled to get through this one. I kept expecting something more to happen - something more interesting, something engaging, something romantic, something just more than what was. It was a disappointment. I was glad to turn the last page.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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