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In today's troubled world, Far Away Home will make you believe no matter how many challenges fate sends your way, the human spirit can triumph. Kindle Edition , pages. Published first published March 16th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Far Away Home , please sign up.
Is there a sequel? Susan Denning Please forgive me; I missed your question. I am not very tech savvy and just learned about this question section. Yes, there is a sequel and it will …more Please forgive me; I missed your question. Yes, there is a sequel and it will be released in early March Embrace the Wind begins where Far Away Home leaves off.
I hope you enjoy it. If not, why not? I fully expected this to be just an okay book but was pleasantly surprised by how quickly I found myself looking forward to enough free time to read.
Susan Denning I am so sorry I missed your question. I just discovered this section of my book page Tank you for asking. Yes there is a sequel and it will be …more I am so sorry I missed your question. Yes there is a sequel and it will be released in early March See all 7 questions about Far Away Home…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I have mixed feelings about this book. The beginning was intriguing and I was immediately drawn to the main character and her world. I loved that it began in NYC and enjoyed the historical references. The early characters had depth and the plot was very rich.
The characters were not as believable as they had been in the beginning and some of the cameo characters were unnecessary. Did the author run out of steam? Serio I have mixed feelings about this book. Seriously, it's almost as if two different people partook in the writing of this book; one very amazing writer and one not so much.
At times there were characters that were introduced in such an odd manner that I didn't know who the heck they were. Also, there was one line in the book that was so confusing that I re-read it three times before I figured out that it must be an old saying. I then looked it up and I was correct.
It's so sad that it just fell off. The ending sucked, unless she writes another book that picks up where this one left off, then I guess it wouldn't be so bad. I know that the ending was suppose to be profound, but the writing was so weak that it didn't have that effect, instead it felt unfinished. I was initially drawn to this novel because it started off with the story of a young girl who wanted to venture westward on her own to follow after the man she loved.
And parts of the novel were enjoyable. For instance, the main character, Aislynn, did have the independent mind and quick mouth that I love so much in women and young girls. However, I soon found that although she was quite an educated lass, she seemed overly naive and ignorant at times. I had quite a few problems with the authorsh I was initially drawn to this novel because it started off with the story of a young girl who wanted to venture westward on her own to follow after the man she loved.
I had quite a few problems with the authorship. And all of us who read cheaper books on the Kindle know that the conversion text is often not flawless. For instance, in the beginning of the text, the individual named Brendan is supposed to be Aislynn's father. However, he is not introduced as such, at least not for a long while, if at all.
I remained believing that Brendan and Aislynn's father were 2 separate characters for a long time. Finally, the last problem I had with this book is that the author expects the audience to know certain facts that aren't presented in the novel and that aren't within reason for the audience to know.
For example, she expects the reader to know the story of Ivanhoe when a man is saying this to to our main character, Aislynn: And who were these Ivanhoe and Rowena characters? Having looked up the story of Ivanhoe, I now understand the reference——the speaker of this quote is trying to tell Aislynn not to lie in wait for a man who does not love her but instead loves someone else.
But I was left stunned and confused at the time I read this sentence.
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I puzzled over this sentence for many a minute. Had I missed something in the text? Like many other reviews, I enjoyed the first half of the book and found it to be very promising - however, by the middle and end I was tired of it and wishing the author had spent more time with it. Also, it began, for me, to strongly resemble Gone with the Wind. Of course Tim is Ashley, the weak Emma who we never meet is Melanie and I guess that leaves Johnny as a combo of Frank and Ch Like many other reviews, I enjoyed the first half of the book and found it to be very promising - however, by the middle and end I was tired of it and wishing the author had spent more time with it.
I was just waiting for Moran to say "Frankly my dear I don't give a damn. This book had potential up until the story ends right in the middle of the story line! Did the author just get tired of writing? Did the computer die? Did she get distracted by a screaming child and lost her train of thought? There has never been less of a conclusion or resolution to book. The imagery was great. The characters were ok. It's not even an ending It's a period with nothing after it! Unless there is a 2nd book, this was a real disappointment. Far Away Home by Susan Denning 2.
Kept with it to the end. The main character is do dependant on the people around her.
Although she was written to be intelligent and sassy her dependence on pleasing all the men in her life just made her read as weak. It takes half the book for her to realize she doesn't love a character who is in love with someone else. Yes, you know I love a main character that pines for a man that is in love with someone else. Why do women write women to be so pathetic. It only rates a two because it did make me cry and I did actually make it to the end of the book. However I wish I hadn't because the ending is horrible. This is the type of book that you don't realize just how much you hate it until the moment you finish it.
It was decent enough at the beginning to make me feel it worth sticking with. But there are moments and characters that are unforgivably ridiculous and offensive.
The portrayal of the Native American, and the description of the protagonist's encounter with him really offended me. The preachy, absurd way in which the author depicts race relations, etc. And the ending, oh the ending. I don't want to use foul language, so I'll end my review the same way the book ends.
Actually, I take it back. I've just noticed that this is listed as an "American Historical Novel. Jan 08, India rated it it was amazing. With Johnny at her side she braves the frontier and makes an epic journey across the wilderness but at sixteen she quickly realises that she has a lot to learn. This coming of age novel has all my favourite subjects intertwined within a story that is both beautifully romantic and horribly sad. Aislynn is a strong female lead in a time when women were not appreciated for their strength.
This book is simply a love story - along with lots of drama along the way. Post Civil War, it's the story of a young Irish girl coping with all the things that face a beautiful girl in a "man's" world, trying to be herself, to find her way. I really liked this book, an easy read, an enjoyable read. Great story, horrible ending! Really leaves you hanging with no closure.
May 31, Susan Bissell rated it really liked it. I enjoyed this book, the first in this series. I really like Aislynn who was born before her time, she was a woman libber when there was no such thing back in the 's. Aislynn is head-strong and very stubborn, she will not cave-in to any man no matter how young old and or rich. Aislynn is a born survivor, no matter what life dishes out to her she comes out fighting and finds a way to make things work for her. She lost both her parents, first her mother as a baby and second by her father who w I enjoyed this book, the first in this series. She lost both her parents, first her mother as a baby and second by her father who was killed by a horse where she was left an orphan at 16 years old.
The Nolan family she was taking care of and living with there with her father were all single men. She could no longer live with them after her father died, and by an order made by a Catholic priest, she was forced to leave her home and people who loved her.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. What is the cost of living life on your own terms? For a young woman on the American Frontier, the price can be high. Aislynn Maher trusted the wrong man. To conceal her disgrace, she abandons her job, her home, her family and friends.
She turns to the raw, contentious US marshal of the Wyoming Territory, Orrin Sage, who is hiding a guilty secret of his own. Setting out alone, Aislynn brings her optimism and determination to Cheyenne. Kindle Edition , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Will there be more books? How much research did you do and long did it take? Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. May 11, Cindy Woods rated it liked it.
Lots of interesting history This is a great women's history read about the pioneer days in Cheyenne, Wyoming in the late 's. The thing that struck me more than any other was the idea that women were more property owned by men than human. Just another form of slavery in many cases. The hardness of these pioneer women's lives is overwhelmingly apparent. I came across a book in the 's, 'Wisconsin Death Trip,' that this story brought to mind again as it is a collection of newspaper stories an Lots of interesting history This is a great women's history read about the pioneer days in Cheyenne, Wyoming in the late 's.
I came across a book in the 's, 'Wisconsin Death Trip,' that this story brought to mind again as it is a collection of newspaper stories and photographs depicting life in the late 's Wisconsin. This two-book series had me looking at that book again and I have a feeling of great pride in women's accomplishments in enlightening and taming the wild west. Great book for women and readers interested in our country's history. Dec 23, Melenia rated it it was amazing.
May 21, Gail Phillips rated it it was amazing. A piece of history I especially liked the way history and fiction are combined. I wanted the story go on and on. I have always been fascinated by the way women were so strong in the 's despite the hardships. This is an interesting window into the myriad challenges for women as the West became a part of the US, told through the experiences of one determined woman as she carves out a life for herself.
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I really liked this book i hope to find more of her books i loved The setting loved the hero sage one of the good guys a good plot and a great story as well. Mar 08, Donna Morton rated it it was amazing. Fascinating lessons in women's history! It was the pioneer women who brought civility to the untamed wild west and this book gives a good picture of what life was life for these brave women. The sequel to "Far Away Home," this book picks right up from a cliff hanger and finds a young woman named Aislynn stepping off a train in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Her story is woven with real historical facts and people as she encounters lawlessness, violence and prejudice. The treatment of women and Native Americ Fascinating lessons in women's history! The treatment of women and Native Americans was terrible! When Aislynn becomes the school teacher for a group of children from a nearby reservation, she becomes a target of those who hate, but determines to bring about change, including a fight to end women being legally considered property. She even helps an abused woman escape a violent home, an act that by itself could have gotten her killed. She dares to attend meetings usually reserved for men only and pushes for the women of Wyoming to be heard through the power of voting.
She has other things weighing on her, too. One being the consequences of trusting the wrong man, which is what caused her to board a train to Wyoming in the first place. Though living in a certain amount of fear of him tracking her down, which he later does , she carries on and finds support from some good women friends, as well as a tough and rough-around-the-edges US Marshall named Orrin. She learns how to handle his personality, though, and a romance develops.
The conclusion was very satisfying, but I sure wouldn't mind seeing Aislynn's story continue. From what I understand, the author used information taken from the letters and diaries written by real women who lived and breathed the wild west when it really was wild.
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Their sacrifices, strength, and forward-thinking determination was an important part of both women's history and American history overall. Oct 01, Pam rated it it was amazing. This second book in the series is not quite as engaging as the first book, although it is good. It lacks some of the spontaneity that Aislynn shows in the first book. This book covers from Aislynn Maher has returned to Cheyenne, Wyoming. This was the place she and Johnny had purchased a wagon and set off with a wagon train. Now she was alone but carrying a child. She was using her Embrace the Wind: She wrote to Liam but he did not answer her.
So now she was returning to Cheyenne and the one man who would help her. He helped her and Johnny once and now she is hoping he will help her. Orrin Sage met her train and took her and her luggage to the same rooming house she and Johnny had stayed in before. Would Sage help her? Could she find a job? Would she be able to support herself and her son? What other interesting jams will she find herself in?
The book is very good and gives a lot of history of the West as well. Nov 05, Meredith Dobson rated it it was amazing. I loved this book even more than the first one, which I really liked very much. The historical events of women's role in the early pioneer days and how it differed from Territory to Territory and state to state because of the very real circumstances was fascinating. I loved the historical context of the story and as someone deep into genealogy, with ancestors who also helped open the west, I could really get a sense of the physical and spiritual struggle just to survive.
The reality of the relat I loved this book even more than the first one, which I really liked very much. The reality of the relationship between Aislynn and Sage was so well drawn. Both had been so deeply damaged in their past by seeking Love and desperately wanted an intimate relationship that their caution with each other put them on edge with the reader never knowing if it would consummate or not.
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I could not put the book down and yet I didn't want it to end. I wanted to see Brendan grow up, have siblings, and have struggles and a ranch of his own so Aislynn could surrender to the next generation. Life in the roughshod camp brings small joys and devastating losses. The novel races through authentic experiences involving historical events until it erupts in an unexpected ending. However, in most cases we can dispatch the item considerably quicker. Some might think this is a problem; Aislynn believes it's an opportunity, but she has a lot to learn. No formulaic romance, this love story depicts life as it truly was for the thousands of women who went west reaching for a new life.
Aislynn's journey begins in a New York City tenement and leads her across the frontier to a Utah mining camp where she must cope with the conflicting intentions of three very different men. This vel races through authentic experiences involving historical events until it erupts in an unexpected ending.