This Godforsaken Place

This Godforsaken Place The Year Is 1885 And Abigail Peacock Is Resisting What Seems To Be An Inevitable Future A Sensible Career As A Teacher And Marriage To The Earnestly Attentive Local Storeowner.But Then She Buys A Rifle, And Everything Changes This Godforsaken Place Is The Absorbing Tale Of One Tenacious Woman S Journey Set Against The Dramatic Backdrop Of The Canadian Wilderness And American Wild West Told By Four Narrators Including Annie Oakley And Gabriel Dumont Abigail S Story Brings The High Stakes Of The New World Into Startling Focus. this book has been out for a month and there are still no reviews for it which is pretty telling i read an arc of it last fall, so i m drawing upon my long ago memories of it and the notes and foldy pages in my copy, but it didn t really leave much of an impression on me and now i learn that my inability to review it has hindered erica in her professional life, which makes me evenguilty feeling that s what i wrote three months ago, after erica made me feel guilty and i STILL this book has been out for a month and there are still no reviews for it which is pretty telling i read an arc of it last fall, so i m drawing upon my long ago memories of it and the notes and foldy pages in my copy, but it didn t really leave much of an impression on me and now i learn that my inability to review it has hindered erica in her professional life, which makes me evenguilty feeling that s what i wrote three months ago, after erica made me feel guilty and i STILL managed to make zer
i reviewed this book in ARC form here, but i was told that it had changed significantly before its final, published version which of course made me feel bad because i am someone who feels bad, so i read it again and here we are it definitely has changed from the version i read, and it s somewhatinteresting, but it turns out that the things that were changed weren t really the things i personally had issues with however, i will say that it is much easier to write a review for a book whe i reviewed this book in ARC form here, but i was told that it had changed significantly before its final, published version which of course made me feel bad because i am
This Godforsaken Place is a well paced work of historical fiction, incorporating such well known characters from Canadian and American history as Gabriel Dumont and Annie Oakley as well as Louis Riel and Bill Cody in ways the reader will never suspect Obviously meticulously researched, it is penned in the voice of an independent, educated female protagonist Abigail Peacock who discovers over the course of the novel that she desires to escape the predictability and monotony of her new worl This Godforsaken Place is a well paced work of historical fiction, incorporating such well known characters from Canadian and American history as Gabriel Dumont and Annie Oakley as well as Louis Riel and Bill Cody in ways the reader will never suspect Obviously meticulously researched, it is penned in the voice of an independent, educated female protagonist Abigail Peacock who disc
Best book I have read in a long time Google the title for positive blog reviews Loved the dilemmas confronted by a protagonist who had choice in a new world Appreciated the richness of the historical context Historical characters seemed as alive as the fictional ones A c
The author knows how to keep you hooked I shared in Abigail s excitement as she learned to shoot, and enjoyed the twists and turns as she set off on her own It was also nice to learnabout the history of Louis Riel, Gabriel Dumont, and the M tis.The author s ability to use the protagonist, Abigail, to develop a personal connection between the reader and other characters was the shining light of the book first, with Abigail s horse
A young British woman emigrates with her father to a godforsaken town in Northern Ontario in the 1880s There, he contracts tuberculosis and dies, ever so slowly, forcing her to take over his school teaching job and try to evade a plodding but relentless suitor Through chance, she learns she likes to shoot and while practicing her sharpshooting, kills a man and comes into a fortune Soon, she s headed south across the border to join Cody s Wild West show This a godforsaken mess of a novel Whi A young British woman emigrates with her father to a godforsaken town in Northern Ontario in the 1880s There, he contracts tuberculosis and dies, ever so slowly, forcing her to take over his school teaching job and try to evade a plodding but relentless suitor Through chance, she learns she likes to shoot and while practicing her sharpshooting, kills a man and comes into a fortune Soon, she s headed south across the border to join Cody s Wild West show This a godforsaken mess of a novel While the first two pages were good, it went rapidly downhill from there The author obviously did a lot of research into both the history of Canada and the US before she began writing and was determined to stuff every fact, relevant or not, into the story at the expense of character, dialog, setting and plot Rather than place her heroine at the centre of exciting events such as The Riel Rebellion, sh
This is a unique book The culture shocked immigrant, Abigail, could be forgiven if she wanted to be rescued after her father died Instead, she sets off on a quest Although the preface, in her words, suggests that she seeks the values that lead to principled living, it seemed to me that she yearned for somethingout of life than what was available to your average school marm Everyone she encounters along her epic journey from the outlaw cowboy, Shep January, to the champion sharpshooter, This is a unique
I enjoyed reading this book It gave a combination of historical information and literary fiction and created a gripping story that kept me wanting to turn the next page The main character is a strong and likeable woman in a time when it was a man s world and her character develops as the story progresses so we can see her courage and determination Interesting historical characters like Annie Oakley liven the story up and give an element of truth The story also depicts some interesting aspe I enjoyed reading this book It gave a combination of historical information and literary fiction and created a gripping story that kept me wanting to turn the next page The main character is a strong and likeable woman in a time when it was a man s world and her character develops as the story progresses so we can see her courag
Thoroughly enjoyed this book It s historical relevance was excellent The main character will hold you captivated One can t help but be inspired by her grit and determination and enthralled by the circumstances she finds herself in An excellent illustration of a strong woman in a historical context. I love an adventure story I especially love an adventure story starring interesting, well developed characters This book delivers that I was drawn into the story by the power of the Abigail s personality I learned a good bit of Canadian history along the way Thoroughly enjoyable read.

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • This Godforsaken Place
  • Cinda Gault
  • 21 December 2017
  • 1927366410