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CHARLESTON

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Jakes (On Secret Service, 2000, etc.) takes another big bite out of southern history with a tragic multigenerational saga set in Charleston, South Carolina. Book One limns the Revolutionary War years (more battles during that conflict were fought in South Carolina than in any other colony); Book Two portrays the expansion of slavery and the cotton trade from 1822 to 1842; Book Three chronicles the ... Read full review

Review: Charleston

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Ann Bruns

"Beauty was Alex's first, best memory of her childhood: the beauty of the sunstruck harbor, the white sails of ships bound for exotic ports...She loved the sight of men casting shrimp nets from sturdy piraguas or spearing flatfish by lantern light. She loved the mockingbirds perched on the pittosporum, guarding their nests and trilling their song; the great blue herons standing still as statuary ... Read full review

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Review: Charleston

User Review  - Barb - Goodreads

I thought the book was great in terms of historical fiction. The fictional characters were well characterized portrayals of the various levels of Charleston society as well as those involved in the wars and their aftermath. It was a long book but a very good read. Read full review

Review: Charleston

User Review  - Goodreads

I thought the book was great in terms of historical fiction. The fictional characters were well characterized portrayals of the various levels of Charleston society as well as those involved in the wars and their aftermath. It was a long book but a very good read. Read full review

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User Review  - Beverly - Goodreads

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