Tara's Forgotten Son

Tara's Forgotten Son

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by Lana Mowdy
     
 

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Wade Hampton Hamilton is the unsung hero in a classic American novel. A child conceived at the onset of civil distress, he struggles to overcome the trauma of soldiers, abandonment, and near starvation. When his mother disposes of him at Tara, he finds solitude in the land, but he is soon thrust into manhood when he protects his friend from her abusive father. As

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Wade Hampton Hamilton is the unsung hero in a classic American novel. A child conceived at the onset of civil distress, he struggles to overcome the trauma of soldiers, abandonment, and near starvation. When his mother disposes of him at Tara, he finds solitude in the land, but he is soon thrust into manhood when he protects his friend from her abusive father. As he follows her across the country to save her from mistreatment, he battles the forces of nature in the Wild West, the wiles of a scorned woman, and his intense desire to maintain his integrity. Bearing the scars of loss and lies, he discovers his ability to break free from the hold of his tormented past, his manipulative mother, and the forces of iniquity that work against him. Still, he searches for peace, forgiveness, and the strength to survive.

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ISBN-13:
9781604415568
Publisher:
Publish America
Publication date:
11/12/2007
Pages:
316
Sales rank:
793,792
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

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Tara's Forgotten Son 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book. The characters come alive. The plot is very interesting. It's a "must read"!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a nice place to get insight into the life of Scarlett after the war. BUT, this book needed some SERIOUS editing; it had incomplete sentences, sentences missing vital words and wrong words used.
Bookworm1951 29 days ago
The actual story is a good last chapter to the Gone With the Wind books. However, the editing is some of the worst I have ever seen. Whether the author actually doesn’t have a good grasp of how to structure sentences, use correct verb tenses, adverbs and pronouns or the proofreader and editor simply didn’t do their jobs, the book is riddled with errors. Misused words, missing words, additional words that make the sentence nonsensical, misspelled words, uses the term she for a male, etc., etc. Then there are the plot progression issues. Example: In one area, she has Wade riding his horse Silver and then a few paragraphs down, she has him seeing the horse in the barn for the first time since his last departure from Tara. Did the author forget that Wade had just been riding Silver? If you are only familiar with the movie, Gone with the Wind, and haven’t read the book this story will not make sense to you. In the movie, Wade Hamilton and his sister Ella are eliminated. They only appears in the book. I also recommend that you read Scarlett as it takes over where Gone With the Wind left off. If you can get past all the editing errors, the story itself is rather enjoyable and brings the saga to a nice close. It follows the events in Gone With the Wind and Scarlett accurately as seen through Wade’s eyes. I would have given it 4-5 stars if the editing had been better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please don't waste your time on this book. So crazy to think a child could clear the back 40!!!! This is one of the worst books I have ever tried to read. So many stupid things going on, nothing like the story of "Gone With The Wind" !!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A nightmare to try to read - i gave up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has an interesting concept. It needed better editing. As a sequal to Gone with the Wind, it had a lot to live up to and expectations are going to be high. It held my interest, but I think the characters seemed shallow and it was crisis after crisis. I am well aware of the hardships occuring after the civil war, but surely a few good things happened during this time frame. This 289 page, free novel, left many of the sub plots created by the author, unanswered. No cursing. Mild referrals to sex, child abuse and neglect, some religion. Ages 14 and up would find this historical novel intetesting. It is told from the male point of view instead of the feminine which is unusual. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unless you read Gone with the Wind, you will have no idea who Wade is and how he is involved in the story. This book was interesting to read. Gave a good idea regarding how this young man may have survived being Scarlett's son. Like other reviewers, I think editing should have been done but I was able to get through it without difficulty. If you know it is needful of editing, then just read it a bit closer.
Luckytwin More than 1 year ago
This is a good book, and I liked this book. I would have given it a higher rating, but all the writing errors were annoying. Did the author not have anyone proof read it? I would have like to seen more happy times for Wade, instead of all the struggle and sadness. Some of the sub plots were left unfinished.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing writing from an amazing author. This book picked up right where Scarlet ended and the story was great. So glad to read a book that had a well planned plot for each character and did the love of Gone With the Wind and Scarlet justice. Also glad that someone didn't forget about Wade! ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
loved this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's really great. She combined all the books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gone With the Wind has been a favorite of mine since I was a teenager. I have read with interest all the sequel books that have come out. I really enjoyed reading Wade's story. I feel this author captured the feelings of an abandoned child quite well. Sadly, Wade's tragedy's closely followed his mothers. However, he managed to deal with them in a more honorable fashion. Was he able to do this because he had more resourcless available to him, land a better support system? While Wade's tragedy's were many, he did not have the major obstacles in his way that his mother faced, and he also had the benefit of a strong circle of loving support that Scarlett lacked. All in all this was a good sequel. I would love to see others detailing Scarlett's other two children Ella and Cat. Even though Scarlett wasn't the best mother, she did pass her stubborn will and steel backbone onto her children.
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shelbaW More than 1 year ago
The only comment I have is that I would like to have heard the story about what happened in the last 20 years before Scarlett came back to Tara.