Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cadmean Victory

This book is truly a victory!

Cadmean Victory
By: Gloria Darlene Beers

Let me just start by saying that often times we all base books by the cover. Who doesn’t, and while this cover is intriguing it isn’t attention grabbing. But let me tell you what lies BEHIND the cover: EXCITEMENT!
This book is on my shelf of favorites as we speak. I am so surprised by this book I can’t believe that I thought it could be anything BUT!
At first it was a little dull with little attention grabbing spots here and there, but I kept on with it and I soon was not disappointed. I think it was well researched, and just when you think you know what’s going to happen you find yourself at the edge of your seat amazed!
This story starts following a young girl named Rebecca. She is completely spoiled by both her parents and puritan grandmother. To get her away from the tight hold her grandmother has on her the parents travel with her from England to the south in America where slavery is very much an issue. She visits relatives at the most beautiful plantation she has ever seen…Willows. There she starts having a fantastic time, and realizes that this is where her social life can really begin. She starts having young romantic feelings for her very handsome cousin Andy. As her parents watch her become increasingly arrogant they decide to leave immediately and gain passage on a ship. However while to sea there is a terrible storm and Rebecca finds herself washed ashore on an island. Upon awakening she finds herself face to face with an unknown tribe where she is terrified to learn her fate. As things unfold she meets in the tribe a woman named Nasundee who literally becomes her life-long friend and confidante. As one hardship after another unfolds and suprising twists take turn in Rebecca’s life she realizes that with perseverance and a great friend she can overcome anything. Going from riches to rags and back again this story will keep you on the edge of your seat. Once you start it you won’t be able to put it down. One of the best novels you’ll read all year guaranteed!

I loved the main character Rebecca. I identify with her will to persevere. We all have hardships in life, and no matter how hard they are we must continue and do our best even when we feel that all is lost. The story line was great, and the unpredictability of it all just made the book even more alluring. I know I will find myself re-reading this novel again and again. If you would like to give this book a try, which I HIGHLY recommend, please visit this link for your purchase:
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

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