Book Reviews of The Real Minerva : A Novel

The Real Minerva : A Novel
The Real Minerva A Novel
Author: Mary Sharratt
ISBN-13: 9780618462322
ISBN-10: 0618462325
Publication Date: 9/22/2004
Pages: 272
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Book Type: Hardcover
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This is the review I posted at my blog.

Last night, I finished The Real Minerva, written by Mary Sharratt. It had been on my wishlist for awhile, and then it sat here for an embarrassing long period of time after someone at BookCrossing sent it to me.

It was okay. In a way, it was similar to Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees, in that you had a young teenager who runs away, meets a woman who upsets the order of society and is branded an outcast, and learns important things but comes out okay in the end.

Of course, the similarities end there.

This was an interesting book. I think I could have lived without delving into the point of view of a truly despicable character, although I see why Ms. Sharratt wrote it that way. It's not the choice I would have made.

I'm glad I read it. Yeah, I'd recommend it, but not over some other books I've read.
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A real entertaining and engaging read of 3 young women's survival in the early 1920's.
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I could not put this one down. Mary Sharratt is my new favorite author. Her characters are great, and her story lines grab and hold you. Loved it!!
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I loved this book - it was hard for me to put it back into the system!