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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
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 46 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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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 ....
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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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Wonderfully written book, could not put it down and read it in one day. Story of two people who cared only for what they wanted with no concern for other people or what their greed did to the land. Highly recommend.

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