- Paperback: 366 pages
- Publisher: Common Folk Press (21 December 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0999489879
- ISBN-13: 978-0999489871
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.1 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 621 g
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"The brilliantly woven canvas upon which C.J. tells his story is heartbreaking and triumphant in the same breath. Driven to tears one moment and crying out in joy the next, the reader will be forever touched by this eloquent story of love and survival amidst one of the darkest chapters in our nation's history. I implore all of you to curl up on the couch with a warm cup of tea or a nice glass of wine, clear your mind, and escape into An Uncommon Folk Rhapsody."
Terrie M. Scott
Terrie M. Scott has been an Editor for over 30 years, with a MFA from the College Conservatory of Music, UC. In 2012, she produced the independent film, "Through A Child's Eyes," about domestic violence. Terrie is also a decorated United States Army veteran and an author herself.
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I will say I enjoy this book immensely, it drew me in from the first page to the last. The author did an amazing job or creating a story that took very difficult topics and wove them into an engaging storyline. Each character in this story is dynamic, I found myself laughing with them, loving them and loving with them and even unfortunately hurting with and for them.
This is not a particularly short story, its is over 360 pages, but if feels so much shorter, the flow of the plot is steady and easy to read, and the events and characters keep you engaged and drawn in to the point you will not want to put it down. I give this a definite 5 out of 5 and would recommend this to everyone to read. I love book set in the civil war period, and have always been drawn to books that deal with the topic of slavery and the ability to get a look at each side of story, to get accounts from slaves themselves and this book does that, so if you are like me and also like books of this topic and style you will particularly love this book like i did!
Shay is born in China and has a difficult life filled with hardship and devastation. VIctoria is born in Africa and has a good life with a happy family who loves each other. Both of their lives change very quickly as they both move to America but under two very different sets of circumstances.
The book is written well and it reads very quickly. I really like some of the characters, especially Captain Price. He does the right thing when he doesn't have to and that is always an appealing quality in a character. The historical aspects of the novel are interesting. I live close to several Civil War battle fields so I've always been interested in that era of our country's history.
Shay and Victoria's story is moving. Both of them truly deserve a happy ending. I highly recommend that you read the book to find out if either of them gets one. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
I enjoyed reading this book. It was enthralling and captivating. The characters were well developed and the author seemed knowledgeable about the circumstances they would have been in, in the Civil War. It was easy to imagine and feel what the characters were going through. There were a few grammar, spelling, and editing mistakes throughout the book, but most were easy to look past.
Overall, I think this book is a great read for anyone that wants to experience the love between two people, and the hardships they have to endure. Even though this book broaches the subjects of sexual assault, violence, and murder, it is done so in a tasteful and "innocent" way in which even young teens should be able to enjoy this book.