قرأت هذه الرواية لأول مرة في يومين ، ثم أعدت قراءتها بعد ذلك أربع مرات على مدار ثلاث سنين ، بساطتها و عمقها تجبرانك على الولوج في الأعماق الإنسانية كما لم تفعل من قبل. One of the other novels written by her, The Lat Sin Eater has been adapted into a feature film. Usually it is a character that comes to my mind and starts to build. March 14th, 2013 I finished and this book is still my all time favorite book! I must have cried buckets while reading the last 100 pages, but it was worth it. لـ تدور أحداث الرواية في نيو إنغلاند عام ١٨٣٥ لتحكي لنا قصة «سارة» الفتاة الجميلة التي تعيش مع والدتها في منزل ريفي لتكتشف فيما بعد إنها نتاج علاقة غير شريعة بين والدتها وبين والدها الذي هجر أمها وتخلي عنهم ، تنتقل فيما بعد مع أمها إلي أحد القري الفقيرة تمارس أمها الدعارة لتغطية نفقاتهم ، بعد فترة صعبة تموت والدة سارة بسبب مرض خطير تاركة «سارة» وحدها برفقة رجل مخمور يدعو «راب» الذي يبيعها فيما بعد لسيد كان يبحث عن أبنه ، يدعي بـ الدوق الذي تكتشف سارة أنه شاذ جنسيًّا ، يتم أغتصابها وهي في عمر الثامنة، بعد جحيم عاشتة لمدة عشر سنوات مع الدوق تستطيع الهرب وتغير أسمها لآنجل تتعرض للأغتصاب من أشخاص كانوا علي السفينه التي تنقلها ، وقتها تتعرف علي الدوقة التي تحاول أستغلال جمالها لكسب كثير من المال توافق آنجل ، فبالنسبة لها ممارسة الدعارة أفضل من الأغتصاب ، تتحول «آنجل» لأشهر عاهرة في المدينة ، تلتقي فيما بعد بـ«مايكل هوشع » الذي يقع في حبها من أول النظرة ويحاول الزواج منها وأنقاذها من حياة الدنس والعهر التي تعيش فيها «آنجل » ، كيف ستكون حياتهم بعد ذلك ؟ ستعيش في تلك القصة آجواء غريبة رومانسية روحية بين آنجل التي تكره الرجال ، و«مايكل » الرجل المؤمن التقي الذي يحاول أنقاذها من الظلام.
On my fourth read of this story over the years, I don't view it with the same wide-eyed romantic wonder as I first did. She plays tug of war with Michael and God until the very end. Truly, a great deal of the book is focused on sordid and dirty details. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. Michael is a man of faith, and his faith is what carries him through during the duration of this story and his heartbreaking relationship with Angel. لتعود في النهاية إلي سارة الرقيقة زوجة المحبوب مايكل. But this book made me cry out of sheer joy.
On learning that Hadassah is dead, Marcus decides to visit Israel and study about her God. But that had been only the beginning. The story was riveting at first, drawing me in, so that I read the first 100 pages without even setting it aside. The prose is average at best, the historical setting adequate. Enduring the ship alone to get there was enough to take her sanity. Angel continually runs from him, first in search of freedom, and then to escape the love she is starting to feel for Michael. Knowing that has shocked her husband, and feeling guilty for not being able to give Michael any children of his own, as she knows he longs for, Angel runs away once more, leaving her wedding ring behind, in hopes that Michael will marry Miriam and have children with her.
Deserves more than 5 stars. All in all, I came away from this read content and inspired. Angel starts to attend church with the Axle family and grows fond of them. Throughout her career as a novelist, Francine has won a number of literary awards. This is a book that I will probably find myself reading over and over again until it simply falls apart at the seams. I think we all know there is more to life than that.
Francine knew she wanted to be a writer from a young age. Every author dreams of having a book made into a movie, and I had that thrill when Michael Landon, Jr. If he really had respect for her and what she had been through he would have waited until she was ready. So, in the end, it fails as an allegory; Michael doesn't chase after her quite as the real Hosea did; Sarah isn't wanting to return to a life of sensual fulfillment as Gomer was. This decision separated her and Alex and left Mae depressed.
He was such a gentle and trusting soul and just an all around, too good to be true person. Other characters enter the book. In the decade that followed the publication of her first novel in 1976, Francine found success in the general market through her steamy historical novels. He's disgusted by her actions even more after they have sex together and hopes that is the last of her he will be seeing ever again. Michael proves to be a caring and loving husband, nursing her back to health and seeking to draw her out of her shell.
At last they start a new life together, the life they have dreamed of. I do not own the words that would do this book justice in a review. When she leaves this time, she intends to stay away forever. Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Oh, and have the tissue box handy for the ending, you'll need it. There is a case of insta-love as dictated by Jesus and God saving a woman from a life of despair and prostitution.
I finished reading it because it was a book that my book club was reading, so I made it to the melodramatic end that was only fit for a cheap romance novel. The original does contain some coarse language eg son of a bitch, damn, bastard, etc and some descriptive love scenes, not contained in the second version. Parts of the book just tore me up inside, and I I'm not even going to attempt to review this one because I doubt that I could do it justice. Parts of it our sublime. Through this experience, Sarah learns to mask her emotions and replace them instead with a hard exterior. We have so many older people in church — we need to mentor the younger generation. You have written an incredible number of books — what is it that motivates you? Michael failed her at the end.