November 2, 2010

Review: Heartbroke Bay by Lynn D'urso






A powerful literary debut inspired by a true story. 
 
In 1898, Alaska is an untamed wilderness with an unforgiving climate. At the tail end of a world-wide depression, thousands of destitute people are drawn north by rumors of easy wealth coming out of the remote claims of the Gold Rush. Many of the pilgrims are unprepared for the hardships that await them and find nothing but a desolate landscape already pillaged of its riches by those who came before. 

Hannah Nelson, a beautiful young Englishwoman, is one of the late arrivals. After following her husband to a glacier-wracked fjord in the company of three equally desperate men, she discovers that gold is only one of the desires that can consume a person's soul...
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Heartbroke Bay is a heart-wrenching story of determination.  Lynn blew my mind with this book and as I kept reading it, I couldn't help be be touched, especially knowing that this book was inspired by a true story.  This book gets 4 1/2 stars, easy. 

Penguin Group (USA)
November 2, 2010
320 pages
$15.00 US




Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you make a purchase using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.



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25 comments:

  1. I would like to read it, it sounds really good.

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  2. I would love to read this book.

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  3. Alaska is one of those places I would love to visit.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  4. Wow...sounds intense especially since its based on a true story. 4 1/2 stars---must be great!

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  5. Wow, This sounds like an incredible read!

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  6. I love true stories...please enter me to win.

    THANKS.

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  7. I love Alaska! I visited there in 1997, and I swear once you visit it gets under your skin and you always feel drawn back again. Thanks for the review!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  8. Love your review. I would love to read a book about gold and Alaska.

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  9. I like that this book, set in Alaska, is based upon a true story. I would love to read Heartbroke Bay.

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    Sarah E

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  10. I've never been to Alaska but would love to go sometime. Would love to read this book too.

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  11. I would love to win this book--I want to go to Alaska.

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  12. I read a similar book last summer but set in Washington State. I'd love to read this one -
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  13. I love historical novels...and this one sounds really good!

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  14. Thanks for your review!! This is one I must read!!

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  15. I love books inspired by true stories! Thanks for the review...this looks like a great book.

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  16. I love novels and movies inspired by true events.

    Awesome review.

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    Thanks for having this giveaway.

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  17. I grew up in Alaska and I'm always looking for good books about the state.

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  18. We use to live in Alaska, so I would love to read this.
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  19. This novel, about the Gold Rush in Alaska, sounds like a good read.

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  20. 4 1/2 stars? Not bad at all. I'd love to read it.



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