Saturday, July 3, 2010

Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley

I am a huge fan of Gone with the Wind and just as huge of a fan of this book, the sequel.  Alexandra does such a great job of capturing Scarlett and her personality.  

Unlike GOTW, Scarlett takes place in mainly Charleston and Ireland. It is a great look into post war America and how the genteel society dealt with the changes.  Also into Ireland and the turmoil that was plaguing the country at this time.

Scarlett is still the same belle of the ball as she was before, but this time, she succeeds in growing up.  She is still hard headed and stubborn, but that is a trait that we as her loyal fans love about her.  It is her determination that makes this book such a success.  The ending brought tears to my eyes, even the second time.  

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