It was Saturday and a half-holiday; it was that one day of all the year when the seasons change places when winter is visibly worsted and summer with warmth and relaxation bathing and tennis and motor trips in the moonlight becomes again a reality....
|Title||:||the heart of rachael|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||366 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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the heart of rachael Reviews
I have enjoyed several other Norris titles because she is a writer with substance. Wikipedia says she was one of the most widely read and most highly paid writers in the U.S. from 1911 to 1959. Her books are highly moral, which is probably why they have gone out of fashion. But they are not simplistic like some other novels of that time. (I'm thinking of the formulaic Grace Livingston Hill books in which a poor Christian girl wins a handsome rich man over to the faith and then marries him.) Norris, on the other hand, writes about people with real moral dilemas and doesn't try to smooth them over with candy-coated answers. All that said, I did not enjoy The Heart of Rachael as much as The Rich Mrs. Burgoyne and The American Flaggs. This book is about divorce and leans toward melodrama at times. Rachael learn her lesson, but it's painful for the reader as well as the heroine.
The Author writes with her eyes. I have been collecting everything she has written on my Kindle...I love the Victorian age and early 1900's. She is a romantic with feminist leanings. Although written long ago, the message is very much for today. This book reads as many lives are lived....searching for happiness and settling for tolerable misery. Rachael gets an opportunity to find her soulmate...someone whom she "believes" is perfect, to share every kind of love she had longed for. She is a strong woman in an era that didn't appreciate their worth. I really appreciated everything I have read by this author thus far.
I say I like it but it leaves me a bit unsettled. Divorce is frowned upon at the time the author wrote this. Divorce is a central theme of the book. However, like the previous one I downloaded to my Kindle (for free), The Story of Julia Page, this one also has a man who is a cad and a "good" woman, who has to not only put up with it, but who then takes the man back, after such hurt and pain he inflicted on her. The men are fools, and the women act just almost as foolish. Anyway, I do enjoy her writing, even if the story does not go where I would prefer.
A complicated look at divorce and its impact on your second marriage and how committed you are to it since you divorced your first husband out of boredom and dislike. Therefore, why not divorce your second husband when he plays with the idea of cheating on you. Well written with good descriptions and ideas. A bit long in the middle but I loved the ending.
I had to make myself read this book. I was so angry at Rachael that I wanted to whack her but at the end of the book I was glad I read it all.
Published in 1916, this book was hard for me to read because of the plot -- the writing was good, however. The heroine of this story was not the villain this time -- but her husband made me quite angry, as did some plotting and conniving young woman. The happy ending had me in tears.
An old fashioned story.
A book looking at the moral question of divorce. Well written, interesting story and characters. Must look at the date written as it is a snapshot of a bygone era and its values.
I liked this alot. It was heart breaking at times, but in the end so happy.