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Bone River

by Megan Chance

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Bone River by Megan Chance
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    Dec 2012, 395 pages

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  • Judy G. (Carmel, IN)
    Bone Tired of Reading It
    I was disappointed in this read although I was initially intrigued by the description and the author. I felt the story dragged on way too long with relatively meaningless dialogue for 2/3's of the book. Predictable; with some surprise at the end. After reading this I doubt I will choose this author again. Megan Chance has a gift for describing certain scenes in a beautiful way; however, I feel she has not mastered sustainable prose throughout a book of this length.
  • Amy H. (Benbrook, TX)
    Interesting concept but predictable
    I requested an Advanced copy of this book because I love Historical Fiction, and the synopsis sounded fresh and interesting. I was frustrated at the slow pace of the character development and tired very quickly of Lea's "my father/husband know what's best for me" defense. I realize this took place in the past when women were more submissive and less educated than men but Lea prides herself on being an ethnologist like her father and yet she can't put 2 and 2 together to figure out why she's not getting pregnant? The best part of the book lay in the description of the setting including landscape, weather, and time. I liked Bibi and felt like she was the most genuine character in the novel. I enjoyed learning about the superstitions and beliefs of the Native American people. Overall, an interesting concept but average effort.

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