by Jaclyn Weldon White

Author: Jaclyn Weldon White
ISBN: 0865548846
Language: English
Pages: 220 pages
Category: Contemporary
Publisher: Mercer University Press; First Edition edition (March 1, 2004)
Rating: 4.7
Formats: lrf mobi doc lrf
FB2 size: 1676 kb | EPUB size: 1771 kb | DJVU size: 1692 kb
Sub: Fiction

Distant hearts: a novel. 0865548846 (ISBN13: 9780865548848).

Distant hearts: a novel.

DISTANT HEARTS: A NOVEL by Jaclyn Weldon White (2004-03-01). by Jaclyn Weldon White.

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by Annabeth Bondor-Stone, Connor White. Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White, the authors of Time Tracers and the Shivers series, bring their signature wit and humor to this thrilling new take on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-just right for anyone who’s ever wished to be more perfect. An absolutely hilarious, well-plotted comedy with huge thematic heart in dealing with the pressures and costs of high expectations.

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Graduate student Jill Barnes is running out of time to produce a thesis while still struggling to come to terms with her mother's recent death. When a collection of papers belonging to a prominent 19th-century statesman become available for study, Barnes leaves her home and travels to Barnett County in middle Georgia to take advantage of the opportunity.The collection is everything she'd hoped, but Jill finds herself less and less able to concentrate on the task at hand. Grief over her mother's death is increasingly intruding into her thoughts and Barnett County is not the bucolic, rural community Jill assumed it would be. The county is divided and violence breaks out.In the midst of it all, Jill finds a Civil War diary among the statesman's papers that captures her life. In the diary she discovers a young woman's life and loss that mirrors her own.
Comments (3)
This reviewer has always thought highly of authoress White's writing, especially "Mockingbird in the Moonlight". Yet, "Distant Hearts" simply did not appeal. DH is a curious mix: It is a tale of a young New Orleans woman who travels to a relative's house in rural Georgia, ostensibly to pursue a writing project. Instead she becomes embroiled in small town politics while organizing and collating some old family Civil War era diaries that form the base of her task. That's about it. Perhaps this New York City resident missed something but the view from here is that Ms. White has simply done superior work-and evoked better Deep South atmosphere- in her previous books. On a positive note, production values are high with DH, as they usually are with Ms. White's works. DH is nicely packaged with highly professional layout and typesetting. These little things still matter and deserve mention.
I've read Jackie's true crime books and enjoyed them. This is her first novel which is about a young woman working on a college thesis. Jill Barnes, the protagonist, steps into Civil War history by reading the diaries of a young woman whose life becomes enthralling, complex and then connected to Barne's family history. She finds herself embroiled in small town drama while living with a boyfriend's aunt, the eccentric and lovable Montine "Monty" Westbrooks.
The novel has it all: intrigue, suspense, surprises and romance...true to White's writing nature and that is- the genteel Southern touch!
White does a skillfull job at keeping the plot moving along well and I found Distant Hearts to be great summer reading.
White's novel has the charm and grace of a summer's evening with enough mystery and action to keep you turning pages to the end. Follow Jill Barnes from New Orleans to Barnett County, Georgia, where she discovers the Civil War diary of Rachel McAlpin, whose life eerily parallels Jill's own. The deeper Jill reads into the past, the more she discovers about the present. Here is a world of kudzu entwining forgotten gravestones. It is a love story at once surprising and touching.