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The Rebel Wife

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  • Posted February 3, 2012

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    This book is very interesting and unique.

    It takes place in 1875 in the Deep South. The Civil War is over, but emotional upheaval continues boiling in the south over civil rights. I was reminded of The Help as I read how Gus related to the servants. She loves Emma, who raised her, but now she's feeling jealous of her son's love for Emma. But this book evokes more parallels with Gone with the Wind, which I haven't read, and the beautiful southern belle.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the author's dive into the character of Augusta and everyone around her. Augusta is a wonderfully strong woman. She is careful to not upset the balance of life around her - at first, anyway - while reserving her opinion to herself. The time period comes to life, right down to the feel of the heat in summer and how black-dyed cloth runs in sweat. Her husband's death was very untimely and Gus doesn't have a clue. She's is a rebel, alright, in more ways than one.

    I don't want to spoil any of this story. It is a joy to read. The details are rich and the characters are deep. You must unravel the dangerous mystery of the money bag while avoiding the fever and political unrest for yourself.

    16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2012

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    NOT TOO IMPRESSED Post Civil War genre, told from the main char

    NOT TOO IMPRESSED

    Post Civil War genre, told from the main character's point of view through both dialogue and thoughts. Delicate southern belle who defies the sentiment of the people around her to do what she believes is right and comes out the strong survivor that she really is.She overcomes "the fever", the intense heat of the season and the "heat" of emotions-both old and new- during that period in the Deep South. I have to say I wasn't too impressed with this story. Fast read; kept thinking there would be more to it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Slllloooooowwwww

    Started off interesting then became tortuously slow and boring.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    In some ways interesting

    Rebel Wife is interesting in its depiction of racial relations during the time of reconstruction, as well as how it highlights the role of women during that same time. There are some unrealistic aspects to the story and the first person narrative sometimes gets tedious. I enjoyed the book but probably won't read it again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    Poor choice

    I have never, that I can recall, not finished a book. After buying this, I quickly realized it was a mistake. I soldiered on, determined to get my moneys worth, but finally had to throw in the towel. Sadly, a terrible read that I could not even bear to complete.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2012

    SHOOTING RANGE

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    TO REVELION

    Some kids are smarter than adults. make a test ( not like math and stuff) to see who could train. In all modesty i think i might be a small prodgidy.im ten. My daydreams ALLWAYS are things like runing with some otherkids while escaping some one or hiding. In my room i hid a bag like thing that you can put on your back filled with useful things. My favorite things are my swiss army knife a stuffed animal(what?) and a summer camp(overnight)that you do backpacking and hikeing and wilderness survilal.

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2012

    Revellion

    Lets makplans for when to do events to go on strikee

    0 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2012

    Enjoyable read

    I enjoyed reading this book...and of course glad to read a story about a strong southern woman. She had to endure alot.. it was slow in some parts but for the most part was enjoyable to read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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