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As it was, this book just falls a little flat for me.
Gemma, on the other hand, lacks moral fortitude--even admitting her worst subject is religion--she makes decisions based on her own sense of right and wrong.
THE FLIGHT OF GEMMA HARDY by Margot Livesey is a beautiful story that is reminiscent of Charlotte Bronte's classic JANE EYRE.
I read The Flight of Gemma Hardy at the suggestion of a FB book club friend. I'm glad I did. It's good to be reminded of a child's courage in the face of adversity. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Ladyhawk
The only good result of having bought and slogged my way through this poorly-written book is that it encouraged me to re-read Jane Eyre. Ms. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Yoga Jan
This knock-off of Jane Eyre moves slowly and has a Cinderella finish. I credit the author with some vivid landscapes and sense of place detail, but the orphan's quest is not... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Patricia Ann Sudduth
Love the characters. Don't mind the plot twist -- it would be hard to top Bronte! The sweet ending seemd a bit forced, but ah well.Published 3 months ago by A. M. Wagner
I was not sure when I started the book if I would like it but am so glad I continued to read. After the first 20 pages,I was hooked. Read morePublished 3 months ago by book worm
The Flight of Gemma Hardy is a fantastic book. I should say that I haven't read Jane Eyre (please don't look at me like that)--The Flight of Gemma Hardy is somewhat of a Jane Eyre... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Allison Burke
when I recognized the plot I knew what was going
to happen.it made it a j
I would recommend it.
Desperate people do desperate things and Gemma was no different. That she came out alive, much less happy, was a miracle.Published 4 months ago by Anna Davis