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Posted February 3, 2013
I picked up this novel looking for more of an epic read and I wa
I picked up this novel looking for more of an epic read and I wasn’t disappointed. It spans only months, but is rich in history, where tradition gets our hero and heroine in trouble more often than not. The attraction between Isaac and Elizabeth felt immediate and insurmountable and kept me turning page after page. The diverse characters gave the story even more depth. I feel like I understand what life in a Haida village is like and I applaud Ms. Scott’s ability to portray this time period so well.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 7, 2001
Two Thumbs UP
It's nice to have a forum where readers can recommend/advise against books especially when I have gone through too many duds. I thought it was a wonderful idea when Oprah launched her book club. I immediately ran out to purchase her first pick and was not disappointed. Since then, it's hard not to get swept up in the hype so I have wasted my money on the majority of her picks. I would suffer through, at least three to five chapters but boredom would prevent my reading further. They didn't even sell well at a garage sale but a crowd gathered and we had a lively discussion as we critiqued Oprah's picks. And along came Theresa Scott's, 'Northern Nights,' giving me exactly what I dream and hunt for, a book that you look forward to continuing and can't put down. I read every word and enjoyed it immensely. It captured my attention to keep turning the pages, held my interest throughout and kept me awake into the wee hours of the morning. If anything, this should've been the author's break-through, from a Romance to a novel. In response to the review titled, 'Ho Hum' - I believe that Isaac is an admirable and noble character, possesses a deep respect for his culture and had unbelievable strength to withstand a torturous form of capital punishment that the Tsimshian tribe dealt him. Elizabeth was taught to be prim and proper but she does show depth to speak her mind, stick up for others without prejudice, rescuing Susan, taking in her Aunt. I could go on and on but wouldn't want to give away any of the twists and turns in the book. But, because of the comment that (Isaac and Elizabeth) 'couldn't even truly speak each other's language through the entire book,' I'd like to point out that Elizabeth is embarassed to learn that Isaac speaks English within the first third of the book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 14, 2000
The characters Isaac and Elizabeth had no depth, for goodness sake they couldn't even truly speak each others language through the entire book. I cannot say I hated the book, I was able to finish it (if that means anything), but the story was blah.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 27, 2011
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