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Cape Cod
Cape Cod
Author: William Martin
ISBN-13: 9780446363174
ISBN-10: 0446363170
Publication Date: 7/1/1992
Pages: 713
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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14 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

michael avatar reviewed Cape Cod on + 42 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Great historical novel. Iloved it. A smooth blending of past and present works like a pendulum, swinging back to the Pilgrams and forward to their descendants. Martin is a great story teller.
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Helpful Score: 3
If family sagas are your thing this is the book for you. The Bigelows and the Hilyard clans come to the cape in the early history of America. This book follows the families as their families intertwine until the present day.
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Helpful Score: 2
Informative and kept my until the end
kathyk avatar reviewed Cape Cod on
Helpful Score: 2
Read this many years ago, and I still remember it. The history part is great.
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Helpful Score: 1
Two families, both carried by the Mayflower across stormy seas..both destined to generations of proud leadership, shameful intrigue, and passion for the rocky crest of land that became their heritage...
This is the story of the Bigelow and Hilyard clns, from their first years on America's shores, through the fury of her wars and the glory of her triumphs, to our own time when young Geoff Hilyard must fight to save both his marriage to a Bigelow heir and the windswept coast he loves. It is a struggle that will take him deep into the past, to a centuries-old feud that never died.
...And on a dangerous quest for a priceless relic of American history that has lain hidden in the Cape for over two hundred years.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of my all time favorite books, have read it several times this is a spare copy that someone gave me wouldnt think of parting with my hardcover
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Helpful Score: 1
Two families ,carried by the Mayflower across stormy seas... through generations of leadership, intrigue, and passion to our own time.
It takes us back deep into the past to a centuries old feud and a quest for a priceless relic of American history.
History-suspense-memorable characters---(from the back of the book)
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Helpful Score: 1
Again, as in all of Martin's books I was overwhelmingly pleased. I have read all of his books at this point. They are thoroughly researched and set out in a "Michener" type of scope. He gives a great lay of the land, spirit of the people and feel for the times. With this Cape Cod book the Indians are a main part of the plot and they were in real history. The exception is this time they are portrayed a lot more fairly. The maps on the inside of front and back covers are extremely helpful, since the names and coast line have changed since that time.

If you are looking for an engrossing read, this could be the one you are looking for.
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This is the saga of the Bigelow and Hilyard clans form the time they reached America's shores to the present.
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All William Martin's books are exceptional. I enjoyed reading the history of CAPE COD from it's earliest to the present. Mr Martin always throws in a mystery that makes the reading of historical fiction so enjoyable.
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learned some history regarding cape cod. Interesting
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Cape Cod is a great book for history buffs. It gives you a a mental picture of what our four fathers went through plus a great story to go with it. It is especially thrilling if you have been to the Cape and know the places they talk about in the story.
lparkerbaldi avatar reviewed Cape Cod on
I read this book when it was newly published in the 1990's and remember enjoying it very much. I've always loved the Cape and my many memories of visits there. This is an enjoyable read for all who like a little American history thrown in to their novels.
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I don't know why, but I just couldn't get into this book. Tried 2 or 3 times, telling myself it should be good, but no dice...