My Name Is Resolute

My Name Is Resolute

Large Print - 2014
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In 1729, Resolute Talbot and her siblings are captured by pirates, taken from their family in Jamaica, and brought to the New World. Resolute and her sister are sold into slavery and taught the trade of spinning and weaving. Alone in Lexington, Massachusetts, Resolute struggles to find her way in a society that's quick to judge a young woman without a family. But as the seeds of rebellion against England grow, Resolute's talent at the loom places her at the center of a web of secrecy that helps drive the American Revolution.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, 2014
Edition: Large Print edition
Description: 845 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781410470065
1410470067
Branch Call Number: LP Turn
Additional Contributors: Turner, Nancy E. 1953-

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loudonclear22
Jan 26, 2016

I thought the book was engaging, smooth, factual. I've also read, These Is My Words,
and enjoyed it very much. Turner knows how to write, and I'm happy to read her work.

PimaLib_StephanieM Jun 01, 2015

I loved Turner's Sarah Agnes Prine series and wondered if I'd like this as much since what drew me to those books was the Arizona setting. I thoroughly enjoyed this new book and now see that Turner is able to draw you into a well-crafted historical narrative no matter the era. The pace of the first half is intense and then slows down considerably once Resolute settles in New England. Hang on, though; it's worth sticking with it to the end.

ELISSA37 Mar 03, 2015

This is a wonderful story about Colonial America from a woman's perspective.

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hilarympdx
Jul 18, 2014

An excellent surprise and a definite read for any lover of historical fiction, particularly for those fascinated by the American Revolution.

AnneBelanger_0 Jun 03, 2014

Although this book is over 600 pages, it engages the reader from the beginning. There are few books that I read that could easily translate into a screenplay. This is one of them. The characters are believable. The author is engaging and the story is historical fiction set in a time of our nation's beginning. I recommend this book highly and hope to see it make the silver screen.

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Bookertsamcleo
Jun 02, 2014

Wonderful book. Life just prior to the American Revolution and beginning of resistance.

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