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Le Point de Non Retour (the Point of No Return )
by Sharon Desruisseaux (Goodreads Author)
Imagine leaving all you know behind for good to head for a land so far away and different that it is beyond your wildest dreams? That is what the Hebert family did. In fact, they had a very profitable business in running an apothecary in downtown Paris and all was perfect. That is for anyone else, but them. Yet their dreams pushed and drove them to run for the unfathomable ...more
Paperback, first, 804 pages
Published October 15th 2011 by Brooks Publishing
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I really wanted to like this book. It seemed well researched (genealogical research of a descendant) and covered a period I had not read about before. But, I just couldn't get beyond the errors. I felt that the book was originally written in another language (likely French) but was either translated by some Internet translation engine or scanned using OCR software. The errors (would have passed a spell checker but the wrong word used) and structure (terribly awkward and sometimes downright wrong ...more
I tried to read this book, by borrowing it via Amazon Prime. I honestly couldn't get past the prologue and the first two pages of the first chapter. I wanted so badly to like it because I have ancestry in French Canada. But it desperately needs a good copyeditor (grammar, punctuation, and syntax are weak, not to mention repetition of words in consecutive sentences), and the historical part in the prologue was chronologically confused in narration as well as not something that rings true as writt ...more
Sharon Desruisseaux is the author of "Cleopatra Selene, Legacy of the Sun and Moon" and the second edition of that novel which she broke into three books. The first two are currently published and are "Legacy of the Moon" and "Under the Shadow of the Moon". This series “From the Sands of Egypt to Eternity” was inspired by her travels to Egypt and her lifelong interest in ancient Egyptian history. ...moreMore about Sharon Desruisseaux...