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The Man from Shenandoah (The Owen Family Saga Book 2) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B004Z1N7PU
- Publisher : WestWard Books (2 May 2011)
- Language : English
- File size : 3931 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 273 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,642,011 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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My family was from Georgia, and the rhythms and idioms of the characters' speech took me right back to the South. Ms. Ward deftly manages to capture those voices without sacrificing ease and clarity for the reader.
Although there are some skirmishes in the first half of the novel, primarily due to the raw and bitter emotions of veterans both Yankee and Rebel, the emphasis is on the Owen family getting to know one another again when father and those sons who survived return home from the war. Most of the sons are still teenagers; much of the desperate Confederate army was made up of men with "one foot either in the cradle or the grave." It's a pleasure to read of their still-youthful parents' loving but strained relationship, right along with the boys' growing desire for love and marriage.
When the Owens and the rest of their party leave behind the dire conditions in the Shenandoah Valley and begin their difficult journey west, plenty of nail-biting action ensues. When members of the group have a falling out and the wagon train splits up, I think I blurted "Oh, no!" out loud. We know now how similar decisions usually led to disaster, but the Owens party did not have such hindsight. As their trek became more and more dire and dangerous, suspense had me on the edge of my seat.
I'm looking forward to reading more of the Owens Family saga!
The plot was enjoyable - enough tension to keep me interested while playing out the subplots and helping us understand the motives of the side characters very well.
I was impressed with the author's storytelling abilities and look forward to reading more!