Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Under The Same Sky by Genevieve Graham

Publisher: the Penguin Group
Date published: July 2013
ISBN: 978-0-425-25489-9
Genre: Historical romance
Obtained via publisher
reviewed by: Marieke

Maggie Johnson lives in South Carolina in the USA of 1746. She has dreams about the future and visions of a boy she doesn’t know but feels connected to.

When her father dies, she, her mother and sisiters are left to fend for themselves, which leads to a horrible abduction and the dead of her mother and youngest sister.  She’s resqued by a tribe of indians and her live changes forever, yet the visions of the, by now, man never stop. They share a strong bond. Maggie is picked out to try and mend the bridge between white people and indians, but it results in a bloodbath and the inprisonment of Maggie.

Andrew MacDonnel lives in Scotland with his parents and two brothers. He always has had dreams of a beautiful girl. But, like Maggie he never tells anyone about them.
When a ware breaks out and the country is shambles and his brothers and parents are dead, he starts to wander without a purpose. He meets interesting people and they decide to flee to America.

After lots of adventures along the way they finally meet, but still have a problem to solve, They have to find the evidence against the men who murdered her mother and sister and who kidnaped, raped and traded a lot of girls.

The book is very well written, with lots of historical facts of the day to day life in that period of time.
The fun part of the book is the two completely different lives on different continents, yet there are some very interesting similarities. The moments where Maggie and Andrew connect through dreams and visions are very beautiful, they obviously have a special bond and love each other from a very young age.

The thing I didn’t like about this book, was that there is so much happening all the time and almost everything is bad. These characters have a very hard life for years that doesn’t seem to end.
However, all the characters in the story are very well written, the good ones and the evil ones.
 All in all, I would certainly recommend it.

This is not an endorsement of this book. This is an unbiased review.

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