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Shade of the Maple

3.55  ·  Rating Details  ·  62 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Anna Matthews left home at eighteen, a young woman rooted in small-town virtues, seeking adventure in the Green Mountains of Vermont. She found a free-spirited young man whose boundless imagination captivated her heart. Forced apart, Anna tries to build a new life. A decade later, a series of gripping
novels awaken Anna's veiled dreams, illuminating a striking disparity wi
Paperback, 213 pages
Published February 1st 2002 by Cantwell Hamilton Pr
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Oct 09, 2008 Melissa rated it did not like it
This book was TERRIBLE! I felt that this author stole the concept from Bridges of Madison County. I would much rather had read Bridges than suffered through this book. The characters were very predictable, very unrealistic and I felt that comfortable love was ridiculed. Passionate love was glorified in an unrealistic way that could get a lot of women in trouble! Just read Bridges, you'll enjoy it a lot better!
Apr 14, 2011 Dawn rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes a love story.
Recommended to Dawn by: Read some reviews on this that caught my attention.
Liked the book, but wasn't quite what I had expected. Some years back I had read some really great reviews on this book and I added it to my "wish list". Recently was able to get a used copy since it had been out of print for awhile. All the wait wasn't worth it. I was expecting a story about a woman with breast cancer, but it didn't turn out to be much of a story on that. I agree with some other reviews that "Bridges of Madison County" was a better book. The love story in this was alright, but ...more
Amy Piper
Jul 19, 2012 Amy Piper rated it did not like it
If I could give zero stars I would. Complete and total rubbish. So badly written it's sad. Crap crap crap. Can't remember, but I believe it is self published and suffers from L.O.E. (lack of editor) ... DON'T BOTHER!!! The only book I ever returned to Amazon. Totally non believable, very horrid dialogue. Very rushed in order to get to a contrived "tear jerker" (you can't cry for characters you don't believe and whose story has been rushed so that you don't have anything invested in them) ending. ...more
Beth Pearson
Jun 22, 2012 Beth Pearson rated it really liked it
Recommended to Beth by: Vicky
I read this book forever ago and don't remember the details. I remember it stuck with me for a long time though. I hated to finish it but I had to keep reading to find out what happned.

It is a story of first loves, choices, and maybe changing tracks halfway through the race.
Jul 14, 2012 Grace rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story. Mr. Martin creates characters I can easily relate to and the story, once it really got started, moved quickly. I was very touched by this tale of enduring love.
Jan 12, 2009 Kasey rated it really liked it
Looking for a good cry? This book starts off slow, but stick with it. The author pulls it together so well in the end.
Jun 24, 2007 Andrea rated it liked it
Borrowed from Danielle. The author is a friend of hers. I liked the story, but I didn't like the ending!
Apr 19, 2009 Ariane rated it it was amazing
One of the best low-key romantic stories I have ever read. Truly a story of unrequited love.
Aug 25, 2011 Carol rated it it was amazing
Loved, loved, loved this book! Read it twice already and will probably read it again.
Feb 15, 2009 Vicky rated it really liked it
A love story! I really enjoyed this book!
Jun 04, 2010 Susan marked it as to-read
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