Monday, August 8, 2011

Week One of Enemy Women Readalong


I'm participating in the War Through The Generations read along of Enemy Women. Every Monday I'll be posting my response to the questions posted on the previous Friday.
Do you think the prologue was necessary? Why or Why not?
I liked the prologue. I thought it set up the story very well. I liked the extra background. I don't think it was necessary but helped build up the story.
What are your first impressions of the main character, Adair Colley?
I like Adair.  She's head strong and loyal to her family. I'm looking forward to reading more about her story. I actually hope to learn more about her father too.
The correspondence at the beginning of each chapter provides background to the fighting.  How do you think that will figure into the overall plot or what is its purpose?
I love the correspondence at the beginning of each chapter. It's like a little piece of history. It lends well to the story but I'm not sure how it will fit into the overall plot.

5 comments:

  1. Have fun with the challenge :)

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  2. Thanks so much for joining the read-a-long. We're happy to have you. I was not as enchanted with the prologue as others seem to be...I think it was the dry style of it. I do like the correspondence at the beginning of the chapters, though they do not necessarily precede what goes with the plot...and Adair's story.

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  3. I like Adair, too, and I enjoyed the prologue because I know next to nothing about the Civil War in Missouri. I'm enjoying the historical excerpts at the beginning of the chapters, and while they don't appear to be connected to the chapters, they do personalize the experience of the war in Mo. to make Adair's story seem more authentic.

    I'm glad you're enjoying the book so far. I read it several years ago, but I guess I forgot all the details because it's like I'm reading it for the first time.

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  4. I also like the quotes at the beginning of each chapter, I just keep wondering if there needs to be more than one each time. It's very interesting though.

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