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The Outer Banks House As the wounds of the Civil War are just beginning to heal one fateful summer would forever alter the course of a young girl s life In on the barren shores of post war Outer Banks North Carolina

  • Title: The Outer Banks House
  • Author: Diann Ducharme
  • ISBN: 9780307462237
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Outer Banks House By Diann Ducharme, As the wounds of the Civil War are just beginning to heal, one fateful summer would forever alter the course of a young girl s life In 1868, on the barren shores of post war Outer Banks North Carolina, the once wealthy Sinclair family moves for the summer to one of the first cottages on the ocean side of the resort village of Nags Head Seventeen year old Abigail is beautAs the wounds of the Civil War are just beginning to heal, one fateful summer would forever alter the course of a young girl s life In 1868, on the barren shores of post war Outer Banks North Carolina, the once wealthy Sinclair family moves for the summer to one of the first cottages on the ocean side of the resort village of Nags Head Seventeen year old Abigail is beautiful, book smart, but sheltered by her plantation life and hemmed in by her emotionally distant family To make good use of time, she is encouraged by her family to teach her father s fishing guide, the good natured but penniless Benjamin Whimble, how to read and write And in a twist of fate unforeseen by anyone around them, there on the porch of the cottage, the two come to love each other deeply, and to understand each other in a way that no one else does But when, against everything he claims to represent, Ben becomes entangled in Abby s father s Ku Klux Klan work, the terrible tragedy and surprising revelations that one hot Outer Banks night brings forth threaten to tear them apart forever With vivid historical detail and stunning emotional resonance, Diann Ducharme recounts a dramatic story of love, loss, and coming of age at a singular and rapidly changing time in one of America s most beautiful and storied communities.
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    1. Nags Head, The Outer Banks, North Carolina the Civil War is over and the slaves freed Once prosperous plantation owner Noland Sinclair builds a cottage at the beach and brings his family for the summer Noland asks his daughter Abigail to tutor local fisherman Benjamin Ben Whimble Abigail is repulsed by a very smelly, unwashed, barefooted Ben, but he proves an apt pupil and the two soon strike up a friendship Abigail s mother is interested in her own problems than those of her children and papa [...]

    2. This was a really enjoyable novel rich in North Carolina history Three years after the end of the American Civil War, Roanoke island is in major disrepair, Cape Haterras is about to be constructed, something sinister is planned for the people living on Freedman s Colony, and Abigail Sinclair is discovering herself in a little cottage on the Outer Banks.Abigail has never known life beyond her sheltered existence on her daddy s slave run plantation A summer spent on the Outer Banks opens her eyes, [...]

    3. This books started off amazing I love historical fiction and this books seemed so promising Even though it bordered YA lit for me, it was gearing up to be a great story involving 17 year old Abigail, her place in high society now that her father s plantation is almost bust, and her relationship with Ben, a poor local boy Throw in the southern attitudes about the recently freed slaves after the Civil War and I was hooked I have to admit that as I got towards the middle end I was a tad disappointe [...]

    4. Ducharme s lush descriptions of both people and environs really captivate your attention The post Civil War adjustment well depicted Various themes are woven throughout the narrative Abigail comes into her own, ripping off her rose colored glasses and standing her ground, metamorphisizing into a fine young woman It was a relief when Abigail made the transition to her own person drawing her own conclusions and wants Her lack of warmth and emotion from her parents made her an even compelling and [...]

    5. I really liked this story The setting is 1868, just after the Civil War, Outer Banks Abby is a strong willed 17 year old who, once she steps foot on the shore, falls immediately in love with the place Her father is a plantation owner who just lost all of his slaves to freedom His hunting guide, Ben, wants to learn how to read so he asks Abby to tutor him Abby is not at all happy about this request but she obediently obliges She reads Robinson Caruso to Ben Passages from the book preclude every c [...]

    6. A little over 3 stars than 4 for me because the writing style was very good and I think this new author has lots of potential Knowing the area of the Outer Banks and having recently vacationed there as well, made the historical novel most appealing from the getgo It is a few years after the Civil War Abigail Sinclair is 17 years old and her family is at Nags Head for the summer While there, Abby tutors a young fisherman type boy around her age A friendship, and , evolves but the story seems to s [...]

    7. Slight Spoiler at the end Well, this book was a little slow for me It s a great piece of literature though so I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes historical fiction Last summer I took a vacation to the Outer Banks which is pretty much the only reason why I picked up this book to read I gave it four stars because of what the book is about racism and acceptance There were some subplots and details that were mentioned but could have been further explored in the book in which case, I [...]

    8. I think this was too much of a romance for my taste It has an interesting premise, but A few years after the Civil War ends, sixteen year old Abigail and her family move to their new house on the Outer Banks Her parents decided that she has time to teach the young man her father has hired to be his guide while there Of course she hates him in the beginning and then falls for him They deal with racism and class issues, but both grow and become better people Too much floating through life.

    9. I m glad there is a sequel to this book because I thought it ended quite suddenly I can t wait to visit this area, although I know it s very different now Too bad a 1868 version cannot still exist This story was about romance and relationships overall, but also described the history of the Outer Banks and Roanoke Island while telling the story I really like the character Ben He was hard not to like.

    10. Would be 5 with a little better editing Two examples Yes, racism and racists certainly existed in the 19th century but the terminology is 20th century and would have been unknown to the protagonists Live oak is an extremely tough wood and usually as bent and gnarly as the tree itself No way Ben could have single handedly built a cottage of live oak in a couple of weeks.Good depiction of what the Outer Banks would have been like 150 years ago.

    11. Wonderfully written Wow I couldnt put this book down The characters were strong, inspiring and frightfully real A tale of as old as time.young woman falls for a man beneath her station, a fragile mother, a family on the verge of despair, but triumphant in the end The scenery bursts with life Wonderful writing.

    12. Wonderful storySometimes you just want to read a good story ,told well Loved the setting,relatable likeable characters and interesting twist the author has created on this coming of age story The experiences of southerners after the civil war ,adapting to an entirely new Society was challenging and some rose to the challenge and some never did.

    13. It took a while to get into the rhythm of the book, since it is narrated by the two main characters Bit I did get sucked in a spent the whole week end reading it I wish I had visited the Outer Banks before this, but now I am determined to go there sometime soon.

    14. Outstanding and disturbing book Set in the Outer Banks just after the Civil War A story of unlikely love, compassion, hate, racism, classism, and innocence Man s inhumanity to man never ceases to amaze.

    15. A novel that holds ones interest It is about the coming of age of two very different young people in the South just after the Civil War Abigail is from an almost bankrupt plantation and Ben is a handsome young barefoot fisherman It is a story of conflict and of death and forgiveness.

    16. Find the full review at aliteraryvacationI have to admit that, until very recently, I didn t have much interest in American Civil War history That changed when I read the phenomenal Sisters of Shiloh and since then I ve been keeping an eye out for any novels that seem to give a unique view into this devastating yet life changing war that reshaped America as we know it The Outer Banks House, taking place over the summer of 1868 on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, is exactly that type of novel, [...]

    17. A few years after the Civil War, the Sinclair family spends a summer at Nags Head in their recently built cottage Summer cottages are just coming to the area The Sinclairs were very prosperous plantation owners whose future is precarious because most of their slaves left The novel includes a lot of historical detail including the colony of freed slaves on Roanoak Island and the emergence of the KKK Mr Sinclair is one of the head Klansmen, and he is evil The Cape Hatteras lighthouse is to be buil [...]

    18. Wow I am speechless.First I want to say that this is much then a romance, there is so much at play The author certainly did capture the time period The American Civil War just ended the year before The slaves are free and have rights now However, the South is falling to shambles Plantations and businesses are failing There is still hatred and racism flowing the Klu Klux clan has been born It s a tense word for sure.In the midst of this is Abby and her family For some odd reason, Mr Sinclair bu [...]

    19. Rating 4.5 StarsFrom the Back Cover One fateful summer in the post Civil War Outer Banks of North Carolina will forever change the course of young Abigail Sinclair s life.The Outer Banks House is both a coming of age and a love story set in the radically shifting world of North Carolina, three years after the Civil War Seventeen year old Abby Sinclair comes to the shore with her family, to the odd little cottage her father has built, seeking respite from the deterioration of a once prosperous pl [...]

    20. Abby Sinclair is the neglected daughter of a plantation owner Three years after the end of the Civil War, she is still mourning the loss of her uncle and her family is still adjusting to the loss of their slaves When her father decides to move the whole family out to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for the summer, Abby is excited to see the ocean for the first time Something about the wildness of the ocean stirs up a wildness that had almost been lost in herself And then she meets Banker Benja [...]

    21. I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher.I was intrigued by the subject matter of THE OUTER BANKS HOUSE I haven t found many books that focus on the Reconstruction era immediately following the Civil War In this book, 17 year old Abigail Sinclair, the daughter of a former slave owning plantation owner, joins her family at the Outer Banks for a summer vacation at their new beach house Reeling from the loss of her beloved uncle during the war and waiting on an imminent proposal f [...]

    22. The Outer Banks House by Diann Ducharme came to me via Crown Publishers, a division of Random House As the name suggests, the setting is the Outer Banks of North Carolina And the book is filled with the richness of North Carolina history and scenery Taking place just after the Civil War, the tensions of the post war South also play a significant role in the development of the book return return Abigail Sinclair, her parents, and her siblings come to the North Carolina shore with Abigail looking [...]

    23. Three years after the Civil War, seventeen year old Abigail Sinclair and her former slave owning planter family spend the summer in Nags Head exploring new opportunities for business Abigail finds herself immediately captivated by the primitive island setting, much to the dismay of her stiff, formal mother When her father hires Benjamin Whimble as an island guide to show him the best places for hunting and fishing he soon learns the young man wishes to better himself by learning to read He force [...]

    24. The Sinclair family has just built a cottage on the ocean side of Nags Head, which the locals see as crazy They are sure it is only a matter of time before the house becomes a part of the ocean The family moves their for the summer while dad travels back and forth to their plantation in Edenton It is 1868 and the civil war is over leaving plantations without workers and free blacks without work Abby is a 17 year old, about to be engaged, who thrives in her new environment Her father has hired a [...]

    25. Since I am very familiar with Edenton Abby s home town and Nags Head, I was really looking forward to reading this book Unfortunately I was disappointed There is nothing I love than good historical fiction, however, this is not the case with this book If Abby and Ben had lived in 1868, they would not have been thinking in terms of whether or not something was racist that is a modern concept The book could have been improved had Ben been simply able to get Abby, who had her whole life been o.k [...]

    26. This was the perfect beach read, with much substance than most Ducharme does an excellent job of transporting readers to the post civil war beach setting with her remarkable descriptions I felt the salt of the oceans and the grains of sand, even as I sat in my living room Much better than I expected once I started reading, I didn t want to stop I loved watching Abby and Bens relationship grow as they both matured and grew as people I would have liked to see a bit of them together their interac [...]

    27. I bought this book from a local bookstore in Duck, NC while on vacation on the Outer Banks last summer I chose it because it the setting was the Outer Banks, a place that has become treasured by myself and my family It was to be my souvenir for that year s vacation.I finally got around to reading it this year I thought that it could have been than it was.There wasn t enough detail about characters that were introduced, such as Abigail s mother and father His foray into the KKK nor the cause and [...]

    28. Reviewed from Uncorrected Proof Book was published June 2010 Ahhhh, the perfect beach read Abigail s daddy might be crazy he just built a little beach house right next to the water at Nag s Head, North Carolina No one else builds that close to the ocean But Abigail loves the air, water, and freedom Her ma is sickly, but Abigail has to give reading and writing lessons to a dirty local fisherman Who, of course, ends up being the man of her dreams He teaches her about racism, even though it s Abiga [...]

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