UNLIMITED KINDLE ☆ Yankee Stranger - by Elswyth Thane #2020

  • Title: Yankee Stranger
  • Author: Elswyth Thane
  • ISBN: 9780553230581
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Yankee Stranger By Elswyth Thane On the eve of the Civil War, Eden Day encounters Cabot Murray on Duke of Gloucester Street in Williamsburg As they shelter together from a passing thunderstorm, they fall in love The obstacles to their future are instantly obvious Hers is a prominent Virginia family, and he is a Yankee newspaperman Their country is about to split apart, and they will be on opposite sidOn the eve of the Civil War, Eden Day encounters Cabot Murray on Duke of Gloucester Street in Williamsburg As they shelter together from a passing thunderstorm, they fall in love The obstacles to their future are instantly obvious Hers is a prominent Virginia family, and he is a Yankee newspaperman Their country is about to split apart, and they will be on opposite sides Yet at the insistence of Tibby Day, the matriarch of the Day family who gets wind of the encounter, Cabot Murray is invited to Tibby s birthday party.
    Elswyth Thane
    Thane is most famous for her Williamsburg series of historical fiction The books cover several generations of a single family from the American Revolutionary War up to World War II The action moves from Williamsburg in later books to England, New York City and Richmond, Virginia.

    Yankee Stranger By Elswyth Thane


    It was her birthday, and she was ninety five Tibby Day might be ninety five, but she s still the matriarch of the Day Sprague families and a real treat for those who read her story in Dawn s Early Light, the first book in Thane s Williamsburg series Tensions between the North and the South are heating up, and Yankee Cabot Murray finds himself a not so welcome guest in some households, but Tibby welcomes him into her home and marks him as the one man suitable for her favorite granddaughter Eden S [...]

    I feel like the synopsis for this book is a little misleading It sounds like a story about Eden and Cabot, right A Southern girl falling in love with a Yankee True, they re in it and they do But I would say this is a story about the Day Sprague family Tibby and Julian s children and grandchildren and their experiences as a Southern family during the Civil War I liked the parts that included the family and Thane does an excellent job of showing what it was like for Southerners during the war and [...]

    It is always wonderful to find a new author although this one has been around since the Forties Her second book continues the saga of the family in Williamsburg begun in her first book, Dawn s Early Life.In this one, the heroine of Dawn s Early Light lives to a ripe old age, sees war break out again and her granddaughters fall in love Eden falls for a Yankee Sue loves her double cousin The yankee s sister comes south and she also finds a new life.Not only is this a romance but it is stuffed with [...]

    Rating 3.5 starsUpdate One thing Thane does really well here is peel back the layers of war battles, names, generals, dates and gets to the heart of how it would have affected ordinary people How much distress the entire nation would have been under, but also, how much hardship one can bear in a time like that I didn t even think of the fact that some who had lived through the country s birth like Tibby Day were alive to see it nearly tear itself to bits Unfortunately, once again Thane treats Ne [...]

    Kilian Metcalf
    This was the first book by Elswyth Thane I ever read, and it is still one of my favorites It has it all the handsome Yankee, the beautiful southern belle, love and war Second in her Williamsburg novels, it tells the story of the love that grows between Cabot Murray, hardened Yankee newspaper reporter and the loving Virginia family that accepts him into their lives All the women flutter around Cabot, but it is lovely Eden Day who captures his heart Of course there s this pesky war to get over fir [...]

    Well Wow I don t quite know what to say.First, let me just say that this book is VERY good Like, very It s meticulously well researched, and the dialogue is AMAZING Is it just me, or do most novels weakness come in the instability of their dialogue Whereas in this one, it was probably the greatest strength, in my opinion It was believable, but also just plain beautiful.So I definitely appreciated this book it held my attention fiercely and it is reeeeeaaaaallly well written Umbut.I m sure all th [...]

    When sheltered Eden Day meets brash northerner Cabot Murray on a stormy day in Williamsburg, she is struck by his charm and good looks but instinctively knows he can bring nothing but upheaval to her life She is from a distinguished Virginia family and he is a Yankee, unwelcome in town as the war is about to break out between the States Yet Eden s great grandmother Tibby sees something in Cabot that reminds her of her husband and encourages the romance A strong competitor to Gone with the Wind f [...]

    I am really enjoying these Williamsburg novels This one takes readers through the civil war and has characters on both sides giving what I felt like a good look into the lives of the people at the time It was heart breaking to read of there hard ships Thane leaves you wanting to learn and I applaud an author that has the ability to spark an interest for learning, in her case about history I think the unique thing about these books is that they give insight into the commmon man s life Most histo [...]

    Barbara Irene Carter
    This is a wonderful book and I liked it as well as Dawn s Early Light and intend to read the whole series This is the story of the Day and Sprague families as they live through the miseries of the civil war and with all the triumphs, tragedys and romantic entanglements Highly recommend to all history buffs.

    Loved it This is one I come back to and read over and over again I love the tragedy of it and the bits of humor sprinkled throughout And I love the incredibly romantic heroeven if he is a Yankee

    I was so taken with the characters in this book that I named my daughter Susannah, after one of the heroines of this book You could say that I like the read

    Loved ALL of the Williamsburg novels, first read them as a teenager, always thought they d make a great mini series Plan to read them all again in the near future

    Katy Sheehy
    The 2nd book in the Williamsburg series, now set in the Civil War era The characters introduced, including the Yankee who becomes part of the family and the scion in the next book, are again fascinating The battles of the Civil War, what happened to the men and women of the families during that very difficult period, are told in riveting detail Again, highly recommend it.

    A little romance than I am looking for in a book, but the historic information is so compelling that I continue with this series.The Civil War from the point of view mostly of Southerners behind the scenes is not a prospective often seen.

    Reads a lot like Gone with the Wind

    This is the 4th or 5th time I ve read this book and it still made me cry Oh poor Sue

    Susan Liston
    My rating of this harkens back to when I first read and re read it at age 14 For all that it was one of my favorite books for a time, I ve never reread it as an adult I m a little afraid to Seems to me that even then I thought it was a little corny Well, it can revel in its five stars for now.

    Okay, I wasn t going to read another in this series after I was disappointed in the first Dawn s Early Light But then I was bored and saw that this story picked up about 80 years later, during the Civil War Although the title of the novel was sorry, even for a romance, I decided to take a shot I liked this one a little better the characters were believable and the plot line followed the war time line That said, there were several cringe worthy elements based on the time period and sensibilities [...]

    The slavery issue in this and the previous book certainly does not translate in today s enlightened times I think that some of the viewpoints were definitely held by whites, whether because they truly believed them, it was wishful thinking on their part, or because the blacks presented themselves in a way that would be acceptable to their white owners or, in the case of the Day and Sprague families, their employers.Do try not to let these few instances in the book color your view of what is an [...]

    Margaret Boling
    12 2012 Southern Belles smuggling drugs into Richmond, VA during the American Civil War POW camps romance, war, etc.I began reading this series when I was in middle or high school than 30 years ago I was pleasantly surprised when I read the first book in this series that the racist overtones happy slave, etc weren t as dominant as I d remembered from the last time I read the series 5 6 years ago However, when I read this one, this week, I was struck by how pronounced Thane made the Black dialec [...]

    Sarah Hearn
    This is 2 of the Williamsburg series Two generations have passed since the action in Dawn s Early Light, and the US sits on the cusp of the Civil War The story revolves around Julian Day s great granddaughters, Eden and Susannah, and the men they love, one a Yankee, the other a Reb The story once again is well told, and this time there is less detail of battles and Ms Thane stays away from reading like a History textbook We are also introduced to Cabot Murray, a newspaper man, with whom Eden fal [...]

    Ann Schwarz
    Loved the romance between the two main characters However, this is a book that was written in the 1940 s and its viewpoint on the issue slavery would be offensive to many in this day and age Also, the writer does write romanticize the Confederate war heroes in the same vein as Margaret Mitchell s Gone With the Wind GWTW This being said it is a very good depiction of the Civil War with wonderful character development and detail to the history and struggles of the time For fans of GWTW, Yankee Str [...]

    Since I had my hands on a very old copy, this book was all the enjoyable I love yellowed pages that carry that book smell Nice love story I loved reading it I wouldn t depend on this book for my sole exposure to civil war fiction, as others I ve read do a better job of presenting that aspect of the story History didn t seem to be the primary purpose of this book, though, so its being a love story was just great It DID serve the love story purpose well I ll have to look for other books by Thane. [...]

    I wasn t sure that I was going to be able to get into this book when I first started it but it wasn t very long before I found myself really enjoying it There is civil war history, family, a little romance, sorrow and happiness in this book and I thought it was very well written Not everyone gets a happily ever after but that is part of what makes it such a good book, the sense of reality and the possibility that it could have happened this way I will be looking for books by this author.

    Terry Stanton
    The stars are for character development and colorful descriptives This book is my least favorite of the series mainly due to the author s highly misguided viewpoint of slavery I suppose there may have been some southern families who treated their slaves so well that the freedom movement was just stuff and nonsense, but the thought that owning any human could be seen as quaint and just is laughable.Read this for the family continuity and the engaging characters.

    2 in the Williamsburg Series An old favorite of mine which I read back in the 50s The story is quite good and the historical parts are accurate what sets one back a bit is the very unPC prose of the author in certain places and the clinging to the fantasy that house slaves were loyal to a white family than field hands The author wrote this book shortly after Gone With the Wind and you can certainly feel its vibes Unlike GWTW however, it does have a HEA.

    I didn t intend to read this whole book, just the part about Tibby Day from Dawn s Early Light since the colonial era of Williamsburg most interests me, but the writing and characters are so good and the experiences of the Sprague and Day families during the Civil War is so compellingly written, that I finished it Now maybe I need to read the third in Thane s Williamsburg series.

    Felicia Glaser
    Perfect for a rainy day, Elswyth Thane is author of several rare period dramas These books may be hard to find, as they were written in the 40 s Yankee Stranger, second in her series, is set in the Civil War with a full spectrum of characters both South and North A fun read, especially if you enjoy the time period

    Loved this book I learned a lot about the Civil War while still enjoying a good romance That s why I love good historical fiction Plus I ll be visiting Williamsburg in June, so it was fun to get some history This book was written in the 1950 s so some of the romance is a bit sappy, but I still enjoyed it immensely.

    This is the second book in the Williamsburg series We follow the same family from Dawn s Early Light as they stumble into the American Civil War Interwoven into the Virginia family is a newspaper reporter from the North I have re read this series many times now and highly recommend the entire set

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