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Serena
Serena
Author: Ron Rash
The year is 1929, and newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton travel from Boston to the North Carolina mountains where they plan to create a timber empire. Although George has already lived in the camp long enough to father an illegitimate child, Serena is new to the mountains -- but she soon shows herself to be the equal of any man, overseeing cr...  more
ISBN-13: 9780061470844
ISBN-10: 0061470848
Publication Date: 9/29/2009
Pages: 400
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3.6 stars, based on 47 ratings
Publisher: Ecco
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Ron Rash hit the interest target with "Serena", a story about a couple of timber barons with money at heart as they try to cut the original growth timber of the NC mountains. It has love, greed, ecology, mystery, and murder set during the depression to hold your attention. I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

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  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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I thought this book was very entertaining. I had a little bit of a hard time getting into it, probably due to the time period that it is set in. Serena is fierce and an odd character. I was disappointed in how much the back cover gave away about the novel though, so just don't look at the back cover!
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Writer pulls you into this story set in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Main character is a strong woman who does what she needs to do to get what she wants. Unexpected ending ....
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Really enjoyed this book; the characters were brought to life by the author, and the descriptions of the scenery and setting so lifelike, felt like I was transported back in time. Would have liked for a better ending, but still a wonderful, vivid book.

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