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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2012

    Jarretsville

    Excellent-extremely enjoyable

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

    Beautifully written, rich in detail, wonderful escape

    This book really takes you back to the time and lets you picture Jarrettsville as it was then. The atmosphere was enhanced with love, scandal, redemption, and also a surprise ending. A perfect book for spare time reading or special gift giving.

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  • Posted January 3, 2010

    Amazing story with interesting twist

    What I liked most about "Jarrettsville" written by Cornelia Nixon was that with the writing, you felt like you were the character and you sympathized with that character. Another thing that I really liked about the book was that once the main event, the murder, takes place, you can't put the book down or you don't want to because you want to obviously know what happens in the end.
    Once I finished the book and read the epilogue, it amazed me that the book was based on a true story and that the author was in some way related to their characters or people from the story. Cornelia Nixon did a great job of writing the book.
    Amazing! I recommend it to anyone that loves historical fiction mixed with a little romance mixed with a thriller.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2009

    Great read

    Be prepared to be addicted to this book, and read it cover to cover in one sitting (if you have the time!). Once i started reading this I could not put it down and looked forward to my bed time so I continue reading.
    Great book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2009

    Gripping, Well Written True Story. You won't put it down!

    Nixon does a magnificent job of highlighting the complexity that underlies human action and does so with a distilled and sober prose. I couldn't put the novel down and read it in one sitting. What seems like a vindication of a woman's "honor" is far more complex - intertwined with love, politics, and race in the borderline South. The nuances captured here--based on the author's meticulous research of her family member, a portion of which is reproduced in the back of the novel - are hauntingly compelling. While this isn't Faulkner in terms of style, it does appeal to something at the heart of Faulkner that grips your innards and keeps you in suspense. A well balanced novel -writerly, yet suspenseful. Touching, but not self-indulgent or idealizing of the characters. The heroine is bold, yet naive, a woman ahead of her time, yet also so limited by her time. A sterling accomplishment.

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