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Day the Falls Stood Still
Day the Falls Stood Still
Author: Cathy Marie Buchanan
Steeped in the intriguing history of Niagara Falls, this epic love story is as rich, spellbinding, and majestic as the falls themselves. 1915. The dawn of the hydroelectric power era in Niagara Falls. Seventeen-year-old Bess Heath has led a sheltered existence as the youngest daughter of the director of the Niagara Power Company. After gradua...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781400164813
ISBN-10: 1400164818
Edition: Unabridged
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Publisher: Tantor Media
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover
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Page5 avatar reviewed Day the Falls Stood Still on
Helpful Score: 2
Buchanan takes a little know historical incident and weaves an interesting and provocative story around a time period when Niagara Falls literally stopped flowing in 1848. The writing is spare but graceful; the history well-researched. A little more emotional depth may have enhanced the story but I loved the characters of Bess and Tom and the difficult decisions they made to be together and survive a time of turmoil. Excellent debut for this talented author.
ktudor avatar reviewed Day the Falls Stood Still on + 35 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I was taken in by this book. I love the time period during which the book was written. I enjoyed learning some history about Niagra Falls but the story also explores deeper issues about love, life and belief in God. It's a fairly quick read and I was left wanting to read more and maybe to have had the characters more fully developed. Tom is a fictional character based from a real riverman. I think I will definately search out more about Niagra Falls. You will enjoy this book.
glbirch avatar reviewed Day the Falls Stood Still on + 205 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I REALLY enjoyed this book! Great historical fiction about the history of man's use of the Niagara River and two related men known as "rivermen" who served to warn those around the river when they were in danger.

The setting aside (which was really interesting and different) the story about the two main characters' marriage was beautiful. It really spoke to me about what true love is supposed to be like. While the ending may be predictable, it didn't really dampen my enjoyment of the book.
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mrsfox avatar reviewed Day the Falls Stood Still on + 22 more book reviews
I finished it in 2 days. I could hardly put it down. I loved this book. I was iffy about the ending which is the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. I would highly recommend this book. It is kind of based off a real person which makes it that much more interesting I think.
mrskuffler avatar reviewed Day the Falls Stood Still on
I LOVED this book! I did not know until the end that it is based on a true story. I try to only read the summary before I dive into a book so that it's not given away too much. This book kept me involved from the beginning. I love the historical laced with real life, love, hurt, joy, all of it wrapped into one without being sappy. Truly this book is a gift! I will now be looking for another by Cathy Marie Buchanan.
fletch2 avatar reviewed Day the Falls Stood Still on + 8 more book reviews
This was very intersting and enjoyable. I read it after having visited the falls for the first time. I loved the history and details.

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