Book Reviews of Always to Remember

Always to Remember
Always to Remember
Author: Lorraine Heath
ISBN-13: 9780515118049
ISBN-10: 0515118044
Publication Date: 2/1/1996
Pages: 323
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Jove Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
This isn't your usual book: Hate and anger drip off each page for the first 2/3's of the story.

Clayton Holland is a conscientious objector during the Civil War. The book opens with the reader getting a glimpse at the horrible price Clay will pay because he couldn't just "go along with" all of his childhood friends to war.

This book is a searing expose of life immediately after the War Between the States. It delves into people's heartaches, prejudices and residual grief after 5 years of war.

Lorraine Heath weaves a wonderful tale! Over the course of the book, we come to understand the quiet dignity of this man. In fact, I think he is one of the most completely-faceted personality/heros in fiction.

Ms. Heath was smart to add the twins: Joseph and Joshua. Without them, the tale might be too hard to bear.

I simply didn't want the story to end. This book spoke to me on so many levels that I'm sure I'll have to read it again! Keep a box of facial tissue near you!

For this book, Lorraine Heath won a Rita Award (Best Novel winner (1997) : ALWAYS TO REMEMBER).
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is a real tearjerker. Highly recommended.
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Helpful Score: 1
Got this book from the library because I saw it top the lists of best romances ever. Well, it did not disappoint. The hero is the most complete character I have seen in a romance. He is a Civil War conscientious objector and deals with the hate of his hometown. Get out the tissues.
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I liked it but I didn't think it was quite as spectacular as some others did. The heroine annoyed me immensely early on, and some parts of the plot seemed pretty thin. Then it all just wraps up ever so neatly:P Nice premise, but I think it lacked something in execution.
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This isn't your usual book: Hate and anger drip off each page for the first 2/3's of the story.

Clayton Holland is a conscientious objector during the Civil War. The book opens with the reader getting a glimpse at the horrible price Clay will pay because he couldn't just "go along with" all of his childhood friends to war.

This book is a searing expose of life immediately after the War Between the States. It delves into people's heartaches, prejudices and residual grief after 5 years of war.

Lorraine Heath weaves a wonderful tale! Over the course of the book, we come to understand the quiet dignity of this man. In fact, I think he is one of the most completely-faceted personality/heros in fiction.

Ms. Heath was smart to add the twins: Joseph and Joshua. Without them, the tale might be too hard to bear.

I simply didn't want the story to end. This book spoke to me on so many levels that I'm sure I'll have to read it again! Keep a box of facial tissue near you!

For this book, Lorraine Heath won a Rita Award (Best Novel winner (1997) : ALWAYS TO REMEMBER).
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so poignant! definitely a keeper!
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This was a wonderful story. A definite keeper!

Back of book:

Refusing to pick up a gun for the Confederacy, Clayton Holland was branded a deserter and imprisoned during the war. When he returned home to Cedar Grove, he was given a coward's welcome, spurned by everyone in town. To Meg Warner, Clay's presence was a constant offense: a betrayal of the cause for which her husband and brothers died.

As a punishment, she commissioned Clay, a talented sculptor, to create a memorial for Cedar Grove's fallen heroes, hoping that every name he carved into stone would carve remorse into his heart. But, as Meg spent months watching Clay work, she began to see strength instead of cowardice. And she discovered that a hero could be found in the most unlikely of men. That passion could be sculpted from a heart hardened by bitterness. And that sometimes love-like courage-whispers instead of shouts.
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I liked it but I didn't think it was quite as spectacular as some others did. The heroine annoyed me immensely early on, and some parts of the plot seemed pretty thin. Then it all just wraps up ever so neatly:P Nice premise, but I think it lacked something in execution.
Grade: B+
Sensuality Rating: PG-13