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The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West
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Aug 08, 11

Read in July, 2011

I enjoyed the movie a lot, so thought I would truly delight in reading about it--especially since we had just visited the Civil War area sites. However, it was a little bit disappointing to me. The story was supposedly covering the family of Quakers during the Civil War time period; but the book only had a chapter about that situation. It was more about the thoughts and feelings of Jess who is married to a Quaker preacher. Perhaps the writing style was a little foreign to me and I couldn't quite understand the characters, but it is strange to say that I enjoyed a movie better than the book!
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message 1: by Lolene (new)

Lolene This made me laugh because I SO connect. Everyone ALWAYS likes any book better than the movie...but I, too, have a book that sort of drove me nuts, yet I liked the movie quite a lot. That was Cornelia Funke's Inkheart...which people were raving about. It was TOO long for me...needed to be severely edited. Well, the movie did that for me, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So I get it about Friendly Persuasion. I loved that movie!


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