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Enemy Women
Enemy Women
Author: Paulette Jiles
For the Colleys of southeastern Missouri, the War between the States is a plague that threatens devastation, despite the family's avowed neutrality. For eighteen-year-old Adair Colley, it is a nightmare that tears apart her family and forces her and her sisters to flee.The treachery of a fellow traveler, however, brings about her arrest, and she...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060938093
ISBN-10: 0060938099
Publication Date: 2/1/2003
Pages: 336
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 69 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Bonnie avatar reviewed Enemy Women on + 412 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 12
This drove me crazy. I cannot understand why authors need to use gimmicks in their writing. All dialogue blended in with narrative as the author didn't use quotation marks. I had to keep going back, or pausing to re-read. I read to maybe the 3rd chapter, and it was actually getting interesting, but the headache it gave me wasn't worth the struggle.
reviewed Enemy Women on + 518 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
gritty. i personally didn't like the writitng style, but the writing itself was superb.
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Helpful Score: 7
Even though I'm not a big history lover, I really enjoyed reading this book about women during the Civil War. Actual accounts of the war are at the begining of each chapter, and then Adair Colley's story continues. I had a difficult time putting this book down and hated to see it end.
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Helpful Score: 6
It was a little romance-y, but I still really enjoyed learning more about Missouri during the Civil War.
jazzysmom avatar reviewed Enemy Women on + 907 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Absolutely wonderful read. Ever so worth each moment spent with these pages. Story well written and very engageing.It is suspense and thrilling and sad and love. It will show you what you could do if you put your mind to something. This story is about survival and living during a dangerous time and making it. But never knowing if making it would ever happen till it finally did. This is a beautiful story.
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reviewed Enemy Women on + 5 more book reviews
Enjoyable read. A nice blend of fact and fiction.
hairgoddess avatar reviewed Enemy Women on + 3 more book reviews
We read this book for our book club and the author lives nearby and was able to attend and talk to us. The research done for the novel was wonderful and gave so much accuracy to the story that I came away not only entertained but educated. It is a wonderful story that left me feeling connected to the characters and very satisfied as a reader. Definitely a must-read.
marec avatar reviewed Enemy Women on
This novel takes the reader through the Civil War from a unique perspective-that of a woman who is behind "enemy lines".
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A fictional story set in the Civil War.
reviewed Enemy Women on + 4 more book reviews
This was such an awesome book. I couldn't put it down.
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Highly readable story of what it might have been like for civilians living in the South during the Civil War. Although a little strangely written, the story flows along smoothly, propelling you along to an ending that seems a little abrupt and anti-climatic. You turn the last page and wonder what happened next! I guess whatever you hoped for -- write your own ending.


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