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message 1: by Julie (new)

Julie Wonderful review, Jaline!! This novel is definitely haunting.


message 2: by Karen ⊰✿ (new)

Karen ⊰✿ It is a beautiful book. Lovely review!


message 3: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Crytzer Fry So glad you eventually fell into it, Jaline. This book gripped me from the very first words. Still among my all-time favorites!!! Fabulous review, as we've come to expect :-).


message 4: by Wyndy (last edited Sep 30, 2018 02:45PM) (new)

Wyndy “Haunted” is exactly how this book made me feel, Jaline. The Icelandic setting, Agnes’s story, the family who billets her - all haunting and cold and dark and very complex. That ending . . . whew. Excellent review.


message 5: by Antoinette (new)

Antoinette excellent review, Jaline! I really enjoyed this one as well, although I am pretty sure I felt cold the whole time I was reading it.


message 6: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Great review Jaline! I agree with your penultimate paragraph, it’s not an instant book but ones that grows on you and also stays with you. Great read 😊


message 7: by Julie (new)

Julie Ack!! How can I read all of these books?? Jaline, I love this review!


message 8: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Julie wrote: "Wonderful review, Jaline!! This novel is definitely haunting."

Thank you so much, Julie! I am happy I am not alone in that feeling. :)


message 9: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Karen ⊰✿ wrote: "It is a beautiful book. Lovely review!"

Thank you so much, Karen! This book is a marvel!


message 10: by Fiona (new)

Fiona Lovely review, Jaline, and you’ve quoted the same passage I did. It’s such beautiful writing.


message 11: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Melissa wrote: "So glad you eventually fell into it, Jaline. This book gripped me from the very first words. Still among my all-time favorites!!! Fabulous review, as we've come to expect :-)."

What a lovely comment, Melissa! Thank you so much, and I am so happy that this is among your all-time favourites. I am still in a daze from this novel. :)


message 12: by Richard (new)

Richard I’ve had this book for so long and have heard such good things about it and now your excellent review .......... I just need more time to read!


message 13: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Wyndy wrote: "“Haunted” is exactly how this book made me feel, Jaline. The Icelandic setting, Agnes’s story, the family who billets her - all haunting and cold and dark and very complex. That ending . . . whew. Excellent review."

Thank you for your terrific comment, Wyndy! Your words are perfect in describing the overall senses and feelings of this amazing book. And as you said . . . what an ending.


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Jaline Antoinette wrote: "excellent review, Jaline! I really enjoyed this one as well, although I am pretty sure I felt cold the whole time I was reading it."

Now I know why I have felt compelled to wear sweaters over the past few days! I think I also felt cold throughout this read. :) Thank you for your awesome comment, Antoinette!


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Jaline Sandra wrote: "Great review Jaline! I agree with your penultimate paragraph, it’s not an instant book but ones that grows on you and also stays with you. Great read 😊"

Thank you so much for your kind comment, Sandra, and I completely believe that this "great read" will stay with me! 😊


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Jaline Julie wrote: "Ack!! How can I read all of these books?? Jaline, I love this review!"

I feel you, Julie . . . I think I will need to live to at least 140 in order to read all the books I want to read. 😁 Thank you so much for your lovely comment!


message 17: by Karen (new)

Karen Wonderful review Jaline, I was haunted by this story for quite some time also.. I still get anxious when I think about it.. crazy I guess.


message 18: by Alaine (new)

Alaine Good review!


message 19: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Fiona wrote: "Lovely review, Jaline, and you’ve quoted the same passage I did. It’s such beautiful writing."

Thank you so much, Fiona - and I, too, noticed that we both used the same quote in our reviews! It's fun when that happens! 😊 I also agree that the writing is beautiful, and I noticed, too, that Hannah Kent acknowledged her mentor, Geraldine Brooks, which I found touching.


message 20: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Richard wrote: "I’ve had this book for so long and have heard such good things about it and now your excellent review .......... I just need more time to read!"

I know that feeling, Richard! Somehow we need to figure out how to add more hours to each day . . . . 😁 Thank you so much for your great comment!


message 21: by Marita (new)

Marita Excellent review, Jaline. I have been dithering about reading this one, but now I'm sold.


message 22: by Fiona (new)

Fiona Jaline wrote: "Fiona wrote: "Lovely review, Jaline, and you’ve quoted the same passage I did. It’s such beautiful writing."

Thank you so much, Fiona - and I, too, noticed that we both used the same quote in our ..."


I think I missed that, Jaline, but I can understand the connection between them.


message 23: by Vanessa (new)

Vanessa Wonderful review Jaline! I actually downloaded this book the other day with full intentions to read it soon now prompted even further by this review!


message 24: by Candi (new)

Candi What a marvelous review of a captivating and unforgettable novel, Jaline. I'm so pleased you felt much the same as I about this one :)


message 25: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Karen wrote: "Wonderful review Jaline, I was haunted by this story for quite some time also.. I still get anxious when I think about it.. crazy I guess."

Not crazy at all, Karen - I think I understand completely. This is a dark story in a dark land - lots to feel anxious about for me, too! :)


message 26: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Alaine wrote: "Good review!"

Thank you so much, Alaine! :)


message 27: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Marita wrote: "Excellent review, Jaline. I have been dithering about reading this one, but now I'm sold."

Thank you for your great comment, Marita! The more I 'talk' about this book here, the more I feel the story settling within me. It is quite powerful. I can't wait to read your thoughts! :)


message 28: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Fiona wrote: "I think I missed that, Jaline, but I can understand the connection between them."

Fiona, I've only read one of Geraldine Brooks' novels so far, but I can definitely feel the connection between the two authors, too - and their works. :)


message 29: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Vanessa wrote: "Wonderful review Jaline! I actually downloaded this book the other day with full intentions to read it soon now prompted even further by this review!"

Thank you so much, Vanessa! And I am beyond excited that you will be reading this soon! True confession time: I have had this book for quite a long time (I think it had an introductory special on Kobo when it first came out) and I have postponed reading it time and again. Finally, after so many of my GR Friends' reviews were appearing - and kept on appearing - I took it as a "sign" that I needed to read it. Now. I'm so glad I did! 😍


message 30: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Candi wrote: "What a marvelous review of a captivating and unforgettable novel, Jaline. I'm so pleased you felt much the same as I about this one :)"

Thank you so much, Candi - and as I mentioned to Vanessa, so many GR Friends were reading it and awarding accolades, I finally *had* to read it . . . and yours was one of the reviews that pushed me over my final hurdle. Thank you, my friend! 😍


message 31: by Felicia (new)

Felicia Gorgeous review, Jaline 💖


message 32: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Felicia wrote: "Gorgeous review, Jaline 💖"

Aww, so very kind of you Felicia - thank you!! 💖


message 33: by JanB (new)

JanB Jaline, thank you for reminding me of this book. It got buried in all the newer releases but I’m definitely interested again after reading your terrific review!


message 34: by Maureen (new)

Maureen Super review Jaline, glad you enjoyed it too 😊


message 35: by Paula (new)

Paula Kalin Superb review, Jaline! Your review did this wonderful and sad book justice. I still think about this book and consider it a favorite.


message 36: by Carol (new)

Carol You review beautifully Jaline.


message 37: by Beata (new)

Beata A most beautiful review, Jaline :)) I also loved this novel ......


message 38: by Amalia (new)

Amalia Gavea Beautiful review, Jaline! This is one of the novels that appear only once in the lifetime of a reader....


message 39: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl James One of my favorite stories, so dear to my heart. A five star read for sure!!


Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader Oh, this sounds so deeply emotional, Jaline, and I love how you’ve described it sneaking up on you. I think this is one on my shelf waiting to be read. Scratch that- I HOPE it’s one on my shelf waiting to be read. I won’t miss it now. What a tender and lovely review!


message 41: by Jaline (new)

Jaline JanB wrote: "Jaline, thank you for reminding me of this book. It got buried in all the newer releases but I’m definitely interested again after reading your terrific review!"

Thank you, Jan! I am so glad that you will be digging this one back out from under all the newer ones. It's a great experience! :)


message 42: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Maureen wrote: "Super review Jaline, glad you enjoyed it too 😊"

Thank you so much, Maureen! 😊


message 43: by Cheri (new)

Cheri Fantastic review, Jaline, one that I am looking forward to reading, loved reading your thoughts on this!


message 44: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Paula wrote: "Superb review, Jaline! Your review did this wonderful and sad book justice. I still think about this book and consider it a favorite."

Thank you so much, Paula! I enjoyed your review, too, and I have a feeling this book will also continue to pop up in my thoughts.


message 45: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Carol wrote: "You review beautifully Jaline."

You are so kind and generous, Carol! Thank you so much - and I can't wait for your next "hook, line, and sinker"!! 😍


message 46: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Beata wrote: "A most beautiful review, Jaline :)) I also loved this novel ......"

Thank you very much, Beata!! I loved seeing your 5 Stars for this one, too! 😊


Lindsay - Traveling Sister I have had this book on my radar for so long! I am so happy to see you enjoyed it so much. Fantastic review Jaline!! 💜


message 48: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Amalia wrote: "Beautiful review, Jaline! This is one of the novels that appear only once in the lifetime of a reader...."

Thank you, dear Amalia - and you are so right: this is a most singular novel! 😊


message 49: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Cheryl wrote: "One of my favorite stories, so dear to my heart. A five star read for sure!!"

I am so glad that you loved it as much as I did, Cheryl! It weaves a spell, that is for certain! 😊


message 50: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader wrote: "Oh, this sounds so deeply emotional, Jaline, and I love how you’ve described it sneaking up on you. I think this is one on my shelf waiting to be read. Scratch that- I HOPE it’s one on my shelf waiting to be read. I won’t miss it now. What a tender and lovely review! "

Thank you, dear Jennifer, for your lovely comment! I am visualizing this book sitting on your shelf just waiting for you. Reading this novel is truly an extraordinary experience and I hope you love it as much as I did. 😍


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