The Linnet Bird

The Linnet Bird

by Linda Holeman
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The Linnet Bird 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once in a blue moon, luck sides with a reader. For years I've been waiting for a story with the capability of pulling me in completely. In the past when I finished a book, I had the feeling many readers fear: disappointment. I've never been lucky, but stumbling upon 'The Linnet Bird' was one of the rare times. After the first few pages, I knew the book to be a true find. Immediately, I became immersed in Linny's story. As her life progressed, I felt myself experiencing something of the same emotions as she. I was in the story enough to feel heartache due to the hardships and despair Linny endured. Conversely, I felt a sense of pride at her courage and perseverance. I was joyful when fate made small appearances in Linny's life. But all the while, it was Linny who created her own destiny. It was a long and trying road, in the deepest of meaning. I marvel at the author's talent to make Linny's words so felt, so truthful. In Linny's world, you are in the darkest and scariest of places. More importantly, you also discover the essence of the human spirit. At the end of this moving novel, I felt nothing alike to disappointment. Maybe in some small way I did. I was sad for the end to have come. But all and all, I left a piece of me in those pages where Linny lived.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the first sntence, the reader draws you in. she drew me in and held my attention for the entire work. For me, this was an exceptioanl book to read for two reaseons. The first is that I read it for the simple pleasure of reading for the story line. On a completely different level, I read it as an author. I delved into it for plot. The Linnet Bird by Linda Holman is a wonderful expamle of how to write plot. She uses cause and effect and character motivation deftly and ups the ante of risk and trouble constantly. A writer is always seeking to learn more about craft--in this novel, there are lessons to be garnered throughout! Brava! I can't wait to read nother of Holman's novels.
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Excellent read
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Ms. Holeman grabs you in the first chapter and never lets go. I took this book on vacation and finished it in two days. Her vivid description of characters is remarkable, and will have you feeling their heartbreak and joy. By far my favorite book to date!!! Can't wait to read more of her novels.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was immensely satisfied with this book. It is a page turner that keeps you intrigued one chapter after another. I found it hard to put down...I recently loaned it to a male friend and he is equally satisfied. I do hope Ms. Holeman writes more adult age books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just finished this book and have to say its one of the best I've ever read. The author really grips you with the story so that you never want to stop reading. There's never any down time - the story flows so well. The story line is a bit mature for teens, but well worth the read for anyone else
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was a bit apprehensive when I started to read this book. I was afraid it was a high class 'bodice ripper'. Though there were moments when the story line did sink to that level, it quickly pulled itself together and continued to present a truly gripping story. Though not quite on the same level as 'The Crimson Petal and the White', it certainly is a great read. Historical fiction starts many on the road to reading and this book does not disappoint. Victorian England and British ruled India are presented as excellent backgrounds for the story of Linnet Gow.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. It was one of the best I have ever read. It brought me to tears so many times. I could feel the pain, the heat, the misery the author was put into words. It was as if I were living the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Given the Victorian era setting of this book, I was expecting a very wordy, heavy read. However, the author grabs you right away and makes you want to read 'Linny's' story. The characters are good and the story interesting. Having a preference for 'happily ever after' endings, I was hoping for Linny's reunion with Daoud, but it was not to be. In the absence of this reunion, though, the author's ending is the next best thing.