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Top Customer Reviews
A Diary's House has a unique story line and I really enjoyed the Cherokee legends, that was a nice touch. I truly think this book has something for everyone!
Most of the characters were not believable, especially the children who were the major characters. They were supposed to be 11 or 12 years old, I think, but they were much too mature for their age. They thought, behaved and spoke like adults in most of their incredible adventures, yet some of their actions and thoughts were very childlike. Annabelle, for example, referred to as a beautiful little girl, wanted a doll and to learn how to read, and Landon, a young boy, wanted to play in the mountains and ride his favorite horse, but both spoke of undying love for each other. I kept wondering how old are these children supposed to be?
Shelly, the grandmother, who had so much wisdom and so many secrets, was my favorite character. She most often embodied the beauty and truth of the novel.
The story was too long to hold my interest most of the time due to the redundancy of the descriptions and infinite details. Despite the many grammatical/typo errors that I didn’t believe were intentional to create colloquial color, the author has an exceptional sense for figurative language, especially imagery, but the reading becomes tedious when he “makes tales out of the smallest of events to broaden the story.” He is, however, a master storyteller.
What a great book, in plays in the early 1900's in North Carolina.
It tells you about a boy called Landon and his family and friends. They are convinced that to proof they become man to do a very dangerous river trip. it is a wild river with a waterfall drop.
They do have help from a man building their float who appeared later to be a ghost. A insane priest is around and he is so weird and sort of funny in a way too.
You learn about Cherokee history and the trail of tears, when they make the dangerous trip over the river and the dump down the waterfall, they end up on a beautiful island that is clearly haunted at night, Landon finds a diary and reads about a little girl and her life story, how she felt in love with a Cherokee boy, a mutual love but her father did everything he had to do to keep her away from this boy.
The girls is closer to Landon then he thinks, when he finds out more and more he does everything in his power to make things right. A lot of people are after him to get the diary off him and he is in serious danger.
Landon finds a lovely girl when his dad gives the yearly day for the workers on his farm, you will find in this book, romance, adventure, paranormal , history and more, it is a great build up of characters and I honestly hope I will read more about them (hint to writer lol)
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
legend, sewn together with the thread of a coming-of-age adventure. The
characters were engaging, and the diary wistfully evocative. The prose was
deep and insightful. The author winds together all these threads into an
engaging and sweet story. I reviewed this book as part of a promotional tour, and this is my honest review.
This review is based on a complimentary copy which was provided for an honest review.
(I received this book as an ARC for review. Thoughts and opinions are my own. Positive review is not required.)
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I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.
This is an interesting coming of age story. I really enjoyed it. Read more
A Diary's House: Where True Loves Endures
I have to say, after reading the dedication; it was difficult for me to pick up this book. My heart hurt for the Author. Read more
When a writer comes to review their own work, it becomes a tenuous ground to stand on. Any relevant praise will be considered bias if but for the mere lack of constructive... Read morePublished on October 25, 2012 by epicnovelist
Truth be told, this book took a lot of effort to read. The sheer volume alone is daunting. Not that I am afraid of size having read many books by Stephen King as well as the... Read morePublished on October 5, 2012 by Theresa G
I'll be honest and start this review by saying this was not the book for me. But, it will strike just that chord of WOW with other readers, and most of the issues that I had with... Read morePublished on October 1, 2012 by Gaele
I had a hard time getting into A Diary's House. I almost put it down more than once. It was worth the wait. Once the story unfolds it weaves a tale of folklore and love. Read morePublished on October 1, 2012 by Living at the Whitehead's Zoo