Three Women of Kintail
2 journalers for this copy...
While I was shopping on the Better World Books site, on a whim, I entered the BC names of people I know. When this book popped up, I knew I had to have it. I haven't the foggiest idea what it is about or if it's any good. But since I always tell KK that she is 3 of the busiest women I know, there is an outside chance it is her life story.
Journal Entry 2
-- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Maryland USA on Thursday, June 04, 2015
Released 5 yrs ago (6/4/2015 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Maryland USA
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Off in the mail to the 3 busiest women I know. Hope it brings a smile.
Journal Entry 3
Burke, Virginia USA on Saturday, July 25, 2015
How completely awesome that Six found me a book with part of my username in the title! I have visited Kintail and the castle on the cover of this book, and it's so amazing to read a book set there (I chose my username because I was writing a series of historical fiction novels set there as well).
Thank you for finding this for me, Six!
I keep forgetting to bring this book to show off to people, so I'm putting it in my bag for the meetup right now.
Journal Entry 4
Burke, Virginia USA on Friday, January 22, 2016
I received this book because of my username (KateKintail). I loved the town of Kintail so much that I set my own story there when I was in high school. It was enjoyable to read another story set in this quaint village in the Scottish highlands. This was a self-published book, and the quality of the writing reflects that. There are a number of grammatical errors on the first page alone and many horrible ones peppered throughout. I know my self-published book has errors as well, so I try to not be so hard on it, but it was still painful to read as well. Also, I had trouble keeping some of the characters straight; even though there was a handy who's who list at the beginning, that list didn't cover all the characters, just a dozen or so. And even now that I've finished, I'm not sure which are the three women of Kintail this novel's title refers to. There were a lot of women in the book.
Aside from all of that, I did enjoy the story, when it felt like a story. There were some historical parts that seemed a bit forced/explained rather than shown. And there were HUGE time gaps during which important things happened like battles or major character deaths. So it was a strange read. It was also hard to imagine people in the 13th century using the word "disease" when first recorded mention of it is late 14th century and even then, not the way it's used in this book. But, apart from these faults, I really enjoyed getting to know the characters, some of whom I grew to love. Apart from the few things that seemed wrong for the time period, the culture was depicted beautifully. I really did feel as though I were in the Highlands, mixed up in the politics and daily struggles of the clan MacKenzie. I love the respect the clansfolk give each other and the honor with which they all--women and men--attempted to conduct themselves with, sometimes in difficult situations.
Journal Entry 5
Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Sunday, August 14, 2016
Released 4 yrs ago (8/14/2016 UTC) at Silver Spring, Maryland USA
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Taking this to a BCinDC meetup.
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