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A Mistake of Consequence is historical romantic adventure, set in the bustling port city of Colonial Philadelphia at the beginning of the French and Indian War. The story explores both the limitations and the possibilities of life in 18th century America, when any man or woman could be held as property, and ideals of equality were a distant dream. Rich with the details of ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published February 18th 2015 by Abbott Press (first published February 17th 2015)
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Robert Krenzel
Jul 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Firstly, when I read contemporary fiction I do not expect to find phrases or sentences so beautifully written they make me stop and read them again. That happened when I read A Mistake of Consequence by Terri Karsten. Bravo!

Secondly, it is REALLY hard to write a coherent story using only first person. In A Mistake of Consequence, Terri Karsten pulls it off brilliantly.

Thirdly, it takes an incredible amount of research, skill, and discipline to give characters a realistic 18th Century Scottish br
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Library
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
Adult: Romance: Not very good, debated about a 1 or 2 rating. It only rated a 2 because I ended up finishing the book instead of putting it on the DNF pile. Although the plot could have been fine, albeit a completely predictable romance, the main character was just awful. None of her actions and emotions seemed reasonable. (And I didn't have enough eye-rolls to keep up with the amount of times Callie would 'turn suddenly' or be 'dizzy' or 'weak' and just happen to fall into Davy's arms.) The boo ...more
Helen Hollick
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
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"A good story. American readers, in particular, will enjoy the Philadelphia setting. "
Kathryn Bigelow
Jul 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
I won this book from the Goodreads contest and finally had a chance to read it. How I received this book has no impact on my review.

This was a delightful read despite my missing the fact it was a romance. While I hardly ever read romance, I did find this was an easy and interesting read. I really liked the historical nature of the story although the historical "gossip" wasn't detailed enough to interest me in the larger picture of the world. The viewpoint character was well written but at times
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Sara Whitford
Apr 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Mistake of Consequence drew me in instantly. Terri Evert Karsten is a superb writer who knows her history and is a masterful storyteller. She's spun a tale with a colorful cast of characters, believable dialogue (complete with that lovely Scottish brogue!) and plenty of mid-18th century vernacular, as well as brilliant descriptions that make you feel like you are right there as the story unfolds before you.

More than once as I read this novel I wanted to scream at Callie Beaton. How headstrong
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Kyla
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Speaking as one who's typically critical of historical fiction, I can honestly say this book drew me in and delighted me. It's a rare story that can star a headstrong, stubborn person, and yet make them easy to relate to and cheer for. Callie's journey is fun to follow; both her actual voyage and her inward growth.

The setting is colorful, the mystery intriguing, and the accents contagious! The plot keeps you questioning till the very end, and has a satisfying resolution. I'm looking forward to r
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Linda Graham
I loved the history in this crossing-the-Atlantic story and thought the author did a wonderful job building a believable setting—both on the ship and in Philadelphia.

McRae, Mary and Peg were compelling characters, but Callie was a little too headstrong, spoiled, and irrational for my taste. I also had some difficulty separating the Ashers from one another and understanding their motives, especially at the end. Still, the dialogue flowed throughout, making this a quick read.

It's an enjoyable book
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C.L.
Sep 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Callie Beaton's hair-trigger temper gets her into huge trouble and sets her literally on a life-changing voyage. This is a book that shows how well first-person narrative can work--for the right story. Outstanding writing, terrific storytelling, and hard to put down.
Emily (theBookishLounge)
DNF @ 15%

1.5 stars

Not feeling it at the moment. I might get back to this one later down the track but I'm just bored.

Review to come.
gj indieBRAG
Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
We are proud to announce that A MISAKE OF CONSEQUENCE by Terri Evert karsten is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
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Terri Karsten writes mostly historical fiction with a touch of mystery. Her novel, A Mistake of Consequence, won the B.R.A.G. Medallion.

Terri has also dabbled in non-fiction and short story anthologies.

Currently living near the Mississippi River in Minnesota, Terri grew up in California. When she's not writing or reading, or teaching high school English, Terri loves to hike in the mountains and
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