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The Rose of Sebastopol - Katharine McMahon
The Rose of Sebastopol
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780425232224 (0425232220)
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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instalove rated it
Hmm.... I think a B for narration, and a B- for story. The writing was beautiful and memorable, and I loved how Mariella's character evolved. However, the pacing was inconsistent and some of the childhood flashbacks during the middle of a war scene were pretty jarring while listening - but I might n...
helenliz rated it
4.0 The Rose Of Sebastopol
August's book club.One of those books that a bit of a slow burner - took me several chapters of ploughing through to start to get into it. Jumps backwards & forwards between the present, 10 years ago and the recent past (if that makes sense). Tells of Mariella, a young girl who is very much a produc...
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Sawcat's Book Blog rated it
2.5 starsI enjoyed the story that is woven through The Rose of Sebastopol. We get a sense of what people at home heard and thought of the war, but also what it was like living and working in the war zone. It is told in dual narrative, with the primary narrative told during the Crimean War, and the s...
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Unabridged Chick rated it
Title: The Rose of SebastopolAuthor: Katharine McMahonGenre: Historical FictionLove/Hate?: Love, ohmygod, love.Rating: 5/5Did you finish?: Yes. I couldn't stop reading!One-sentence summary: Proper English woman, Mariella, goes to Crimea in search of her missing cousin Rosa.Why did you get this book?...
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eli's books rated it
2.0 The Rose Of Sebastopol
i've really gotten into historical fiction lately and was excited to read this book. the reviews were pretty high and yet i was bored reading it, the characters were annoying and Mariella was just plain frustrating. i didn't feel she developed as a character and the ending was unrewarding.
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