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Almost gave it 5 stars. Unusual twists and turns and a good primer on how to be a lifelong optimist.Published 8 months ago by Jacqueline D. Martin
This is a very stylish and very moving family epic that is of significant historical interest. I found myself thoroughly gripped by the fortunes of Regina Riant as we follow her... Read morePublished on October 11, 2007 by A. Ni Chathmhaoil
I gave this book 3 stars but really the second half, from the chapter "Pecan Pie" forward rates only 2. Read morePublished on January 15, 2007 by Therese D. Barry
I came away from this impressive first work reminded of the idea that great men seldom have great sons. Read morePublished on June 14, 2006 by Debbie Campbell
In The Hope of Rising Again details the Riant family, starting with Colonel Riant. After losing his first wife Regina, he marries a second Regina who becomes known as Mother... Read morePublished on September 7, 2005 by Shelley Bush
While I didn't love this book, it was a decent first novel. Ms. Scully really is a good writer, but the characters fell a little flat for me. Not flat...just perpetually bored. Read morePublished on July 22, 2005 by Mercedes J.