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The Night is Done

(Durant Family Saga #3)

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William and Ella Durant, heirs to a bygone fortune, are recounting the events that led to the Durant family downfall during the Gilded Age. In 1931 William returns to visit the estate he once possessed in the Adirondacks to speak with the current owner, copper magnate Harold Hochschild, who is writing a history of the region and wants to include a biography of William. Sim ...more
Paperback, 3, 260 pages
Published August 14th 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Jypsy
May 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you HFVBT for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

The Night Is Done
A Durant Family Saga
By: Sheila Myers

REVIEW ☆☆☆☆
The Night Is Done is actually the last of a series, but I read it first. This story is told by siblings William Durant and Ella in two different perspectives and two time periods of the1890s and the1930s, as they recount the highs and lows of their lives. Their father owned half a million acres of Adirondack property and
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David Fitz-Gerald
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Night is Done is poetically introduced by the first stanza of Rudyard Kipling’s 1911 poem, The Dawn Wind. It’s the perfect passage to place on the first page.

This book is a dual timeline book, and bounces between the 1890s and the early 1930s, between the Panic of 1893 and the Great Depression. Initially, it was challenging to keep up with the changes, as each chapter was written from a different point of view. After a while, I figured out how to make note of who “I” was. Having two main cha
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Nancy Baker
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-goodreads
Leave it to me to start in the middle of a series and not be aware that it was a true story until I read the epilogue. After realizing it was a true story, it all began to fall into place for me. Up to that point, I was enjoying the story line but kept feeling like it wasn't reading like a good fiction book should. The case is solved.

This book is of several written about the Durant family; this one, in particular, dances around siblings William and Ella Durant. Their father owned and developed
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Donna F.
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Historical fiction is not necessarily my choice of reading material, yet as an avid outdoors person, I was drawn to this author by one of her blog posts comparing the writing process to climbing mountains. I chose this book to read as an introduction to the Durant family history and came into the read on the last volume of this Trilogy. It was a somewhat difficult read at first trying to relate to the characters and wealthy lifestyle depicted in the story. Nonetheless, I persisted and was pleasa ...more
A.M. Clyne
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All three of Ms. Myers books on the Durant family are amazing! Each one is written from in a different style/POV. Possibly my favorite of the series, Night is Done concludes the story of the Durants and brings some closure for the reader. Interestingly, it starts in 1931 told through the interviews by Harold Hochschild, real-life person who eventually owned the Durant resorts created by William West Durant, architect of the Adirondack style of architecture. Written in first person, this book swi ...more
Amy
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Night is Done is the third installment from Sheila Myers series, Durant Family Saga. I found it to be interesting that it was based on a true story. The author obviously did her research to bring to life. I was entertained from start to finish.

I am giving The Night is Done four stars. I would love to read the other books from the Durant Family Saga to find out what had happened prior to this one. I will be looking for more by Sheila Myers in the future.

I received this book from the publish
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Nathanael Green
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Engaging story of local, and international, lore. Myers explores an era of extravagance mingled with natural beauty and wonder of the Adirondack mountains with lovely writing.
This book recounts more of the family history, leading us through what I can believe is a well researched, nuanced exploration of real-life strife, unrequited love, sibling rivalry, and more through an engaging and flowing style.
Jean Benedict
Mar 19, 2018 rated it liked it
This was an interesting story about the Durant family and local history of the Adirondacks back in the 1880 era.William and ella are fighting over their fathers estate in the Adirondacks.Ella and William each tell their side of the lawsuit to gain more control of the estate. I won this book from a Goodreads Giveaway.
Hapzydeco
Sep 23, 2018 rated it liked it
This novel concludes the trilogy. All three novels are good historical reads.
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Sheila Myers is a Professor at a college in Upstate NY and an award winning author of four novels. She is a member of the Women's Fiction Writers Association and the Historical Novel Society. When she is not teaching she likes to write, swim, and hike. Not always in that order.




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