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 - - 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  - Eve Cournoyer - Goodreads

excellent book.....well written.... Read full review

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User Review  - Linda - Goodreads

Not quite finished but this is another classic by John Jakes. It goes through the Revolutionary war, Civil War and Antebellum. The book is in three parts and is told with a different main character ... Read full review

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User Review  - R. Mark - Goodreads

such a long novel for no payback at the end! it was just boring and very little historical value Read full review

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