Book Reviews of The Truest Pleasure

The Truest Pleasure
The Truest Pleasure
Author: Robert Morgan
ISBN-13: 9781565122222
ISBN-10: 1565122224
Publication Date: 1/9/1998
Pages: 380
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 36 ratings
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Having read Gap Creek by this author, I snatched this one up when I found it - and I was not disappointed! The same rustic, rugged writing style that captures the diction and tone of the speech style of these plain country folk is once again displayed in this book. The story of a young married couple troubled by their religious differences - his noncommital, hers fervent - make this an excellent read. Curl up with a cup of your favorite hot beverage with this one, and settle in to read the whole thing in one sitting - you won't be able to put it down!
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Helpful Score: 1
Robert Morgan is one of the few male writers who can successfully and convincingly write from a female perspective and besoft and feminine to the end. That said, this story is -once again- very sweet and engaging. It will draw you quickly in and then keep you there, wanting to prolong the experience. I actually MADE myself put the book down several times. As much I as was enjoying the ride, I wanted it to last as long as possible.

Such a wonderful author; not surprising that this is yet another great read.
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Robert Morgan is an first rate story teller and draws you into the story. I love this book but thought Gap Creek was a little better. Definitely worth reading and I don't say this lightly as I despise time wasted on poorly written books that other recommended to me.
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I really enjoyed this book and have to say the ending really surprised me.

I picked this book up after reading Robert Morgans Gap Creek, which I really enjoyed also and was hoping the author would keep this style of writing in another book. I wasn't disappointed.

I really like Robert Morgan's style of writing.
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Love Story set in North Carolina around 1890
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Wonderful book. As soon as I finished it I was on this website looking for another book by Robert Morgan.
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Takes place during Civil War days. Story is about a marriage between a workaholic farmer and a woman trying to manage a farm by herself with her aging father.
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It took a while to get into this book, but once I did it was enjoyable.
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Back page..Ginny and Tom had a practical marriage.Tom wants land to call his own,and Ginny knows she can't manage her aging father's farm by herself.They enjoy a mutual attractionthat sometimes grows into a deeply gratifying love,but their obsessions always,inevitable,end up in the way.Tom's obsessions is easy to understand.He's a workaholic who hoards time and money.Ginny is less predictable.That she loses control of her dignity,that she speaks in tongues,that she is (saved) seem to her a blessing and to Tom a disgrace.It's not until Tom lies at the mercy of a disease for which the mountain doctor has no cure that Ginny realizes her truest pleasure.