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Posted December 30, 2012
I personally enjoyed this book even more than I did the previous one, probably because the family is now large and most of the members were old enough to make their own contribution to the story. The author has skillfully managed to spin a web connecting so many characters and a chain of events together. The story would slide over the pages so smoothly taking us along with the Bensons to experience their happening lives. The narration was perfect that I felt the warmth and comfort while reading the novel which a person would only feel when they belong to a loving and caring family. As the first novel, this again is a great example of victory against all the mishaps and proves the strength of unity. The incidents, life styles, characters and emotions are expressed so beautifully and intensely. Flashbacks of their early lives are blend at right intervals making the story even more touching. It’s a real family story with usual up and downs, tears and laughter. All in all I am sure that this novel would certainly be a wonderful read, especially if you are a family person and enjoys the family moments small or big.
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Posted February 12, 2013
From the beginning to the very end, this book is full of surprises and well-crafted twists throughout the lives of the many characters. The initial brood of 6 Benson children that comprised the 1st generation have all grown up to begin building their own lives; as well as families; and now boast a whopping 25 Benson relatives within only 3 generations. Several more generations are mentioned in the ending of this book as well; ensuring the reader that there will be more stories to come; even if they do not necessarily involve all of the original characters in the first and second books of this series. The fantastic strides that are made as a family throughout this wonderful 2nd installment A Gathering of Sorrows are a very realistic and touching account of a group of people only tied by blood and hardship; but still determined not to let one another down.
There is a lot of hardship; but also a lot of healing and genuine joy; in this 2nd installment of the Benson series. Emilee makes her way back to the family fold, several new additions join the family in the form of the 1st and 2nd generation Benson’s newborn babies, and there are a variety of other emotionally uplifting and well-described events and occurrences which lend the characters more and more depth as the story progresses. In spite of some of the future characters only being children or infants in this installment of the Benson’s story, I am definitely motivated to read future additions to the Benson Family series!
Posted February 1, 2013
A Gathering Of Sorrows follows the lives of siblings Willow and Emilee from the previous entry by Chelsea Falin which is A Severing Of Ties. It is the final chapter of the lives of the Benson siblings who have gone through some much even in their young lives. Chelsea Falin has created once again a wonderful set of characters that grew so beautifully from the first story. Now, as Willow and Emilee moves ahead with their lives, they are once again intertwined with destiny.
The book shows its audience how masterfully the author has crafted the story and its characters. Most of the flashbacks ties well with the current story and how the characters came to be. And just like the first book, A Gathering Of Sorrows delivers what every reader wants from a book. Great character driven stories, twists that blindside readers, and a harrowing story of realistic characters. These are the characters that you relate to on a daily basis. Their experiences and the situations they fall under are pretty much what everyone goes through at some point in their lives.
If you are a family person then the tale of these two sisters will surely tug your heart. This is the family story at its heart. The story shows how one person fights for her family and tries to save it from ultimate demise. The emotions brought by words in this story give meaning to every character's actions. The story has such heart that it delivers on every aspect of storytelling. This is one book that everyone should be reading and raving about. The book is great for those who lounge of coffee shops and bench parks while trying to read something worthwhile. This is another great addition to your collection of ebooks with amazing stories to tell.