An Uncommon Folk Rhapsody

An Uncommon Folk Rhapsody

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An Uncommon Folk Rhapsody 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. Very well written. Strong story and characters. Excellent job. Please keep writing. MR.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amazing book and tale of 3 lives enter winded with love and hardship. I'll be reading it over and over.
Blackcrayon More than 1 year ago
This is a historical romance that features a boy born of two cultures, chinese and japanese, after losing both of his parents he is rescued by a sea captain and brought back to the U.S. Then there is a young girl, enslaved after having her father murdered and brought to the U.S. as well. With the civil war taking place these two are brought together, which gives way to the perfect title of an "uncommon" pairing, an uncommon love story. I will say I enjoy this book immensely, it drew me in from the first page to the last. The author did an amazing job or creating a story that took very difficult topics and wove them into an engaging storyline. Each character in this story is dynamic, I found myself laughing with them, loving them and loving with them and even unfortunately hurting with and for them. This is not a particularly short story, its is over 360 pages, but if feels so much shorter, the flow of the plot is steady and easy to read, and the events and characters keep you engaged and drawn in to the point you will not want to put it down. I give this a definite 5 out of 5 and would recommend this to everyone to read. I love book set in the civil war period, and have always been drawn to books that deal with the topic of slavery and the ability to get a look at each side of story, to get accounts from slaves themselves and this book does that, so if you are like me and also like books of this topic and style you will particularly love this book like i did!
nemichel More than 1 year ago
This book follows an Asian boy and an African slave, both taken away from their homelands and transported to Civil War era America. The two live vastly different lives, but their circumstances lead to their meeting and they fall in love. This book delves into issues such as slavery, racism, sexual assault, faith, and duty to country. It entwines complex characters with heartfelt emotion. I enjoyed reading this book. It was enthralling and captivating. The characters were well developed and the author seemed knowledgeable about the circumstances they would have been in, in the Civil War. It was easy to imagine and feel what the characters were going through. There were a few grammar, spelling, and editing mistakes throughout the book, but most were easy to look past. Overall, I think this book is a great read for anyone that wants to experience the love between two people, and the hardships they have to endure. Even though this book broaches the subjects of sexual assault, violence, and murder, it is done so in a tasteful and "innocent" way in which even young teens should be able to enjoy this book.
Jake Smalls More than 1 year ago
This book is outstanding! A totally unpredictable storyline that is quite facscinating. The 3rd person universal narration the author uses, puts you inside the characters living during the American Civil War. This is a book for all races, religions and beliefs. I went through an emotional roller coaster while reading this! I liken it to Cold Mountain and The Color Purple, if somehow they were combined. Deserves and warrants multiple readings, as there are several storylines to consider. I see this book becoming a movie.