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Ms. Dallas has such a talent for developing her characters and making you care about them.
Also, so many other storylines have led up to the event that the book feels a bit disjointed, and certainly too busy for the number of pages.
The threads of this novel were somewhat disconnected, coming together at the end in a way that was compelling but not completely satisfying.
This is a story about a small mining town and it's reaction to a tragic avalance. As in all of Ms Dallas's books that I have read, she has several characters which are all... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kathleen M. Thompson
One of those books that you find yourself thinking about for days after you finish. Her characters really come to life.Published 2 months ago by Gretchen
Sandra Dallas has a way of capturing real people. This is the story of a terrible tragedy in Swandyck, Colorado when nine children were buried in an avalanche. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Carole P. Roman
I picked up this novel thinking the focus would be on the avalanche that buried 9 children in a small Colorado mining town in the early 20th century. Read morePublished 4 months ago by lindapanzo
This story tells the tale of an avalanche in gold rush Colorado. But it the traces back the stories of the victims and how they ended up on that path that fateful day. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sonia R. Rudolph
The characters were interesting, but so much of the story was depressing. Every character had a stressful beginning and then things just got worse.Published 6 months ago by Nora
I read this for book club and we all enjoyed it, I then read another book by the same author, similar theme, gold mining town, it was not quite as good. Read morePublished 7 months ago by carol
(I read the audio-book) I would have liked more back-story on some of the characters. There's no difficult writing here -- it's a bunch of back-stories all brought together by... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Eden Elizabeth
I really enjoyed this book, the story was told in an unusual manner, starting with the end of the book, and telling the story of each of the persons involved in the Avalanche and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by BJColbert