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    V.A. Shannon ´ 7 summary characters ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ V.A. Shannon PDF When Winter Comes It has been 13 years since Mrs Jacob Klein came west to California She doesn't like remembering her journey west She has three child

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    PDF When Winter Comes V.A. Shannon ´ 7 summary In the past I have read stories of the Donner Party one of the most unfortunate wagon train trips ever to happen Though this book is fictional and we may never know exactly what happened with so many different exaggerated stories being told by

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    V.A. Shannon ´ 7 summary characters ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ V.A. Shannon free read When Winter Comes Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for the ARCOur main character only introduced by her married name Mrs Klein takes us on a lo

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    PDF When Winter Comes characters ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ V.A. Shannon V.A. Shannon ´ 7 summary When Winter Comes is a fictionalized account of the Donner Party as they travel to California told by Mrs Jacob Klein as sh

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    V.A. Shannon ´ 7 summary PDF When Winter Comes When Winter Comes is an engaging and emotive fictional account inspired by the true Donner Party eventsSwitching between past and present VA Shannon skilfully told a story that kept my interest throughoutGripping story with interesting and well crafted characters Hope and tragedy and impossible choices Shannon definitely knows how to write emotionsI really felt for our main character Known to reader as Mrs Klein she starts the journey as

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    free read When Winter Comes PDF When Winter Comes V.A. Shannon ´ 7 summary As the author of this novel I thought it might be a nice idea to just write a little about it and the background to my writing it So first my one line synopsis An everyday story of uilting and cannibalism Other than that I can't really categorise it It's got a love story in it but it's not a romance; it's got some murdering and a few Hannibal Lecter ish moments but it's not a horror story or a detective y thriller It's basically just a stor

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    characters ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ V.A. Shannon PDF When Winter Comes Wonderful historical fiction I loved it and couldn't put it down I consider myself very fortunate to have been chosen as one

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    PDF When Winter Comes When Winter Comes is a fictional story inspired by the true historical events of the Donner Party in the 1800sOur narrator throughout the journey remains nameless We only know her as a 15 year old girl running away from a poor abusive family who joins a wagon trail heading west from Cincinnati to California to find land and settle for a better life She finds a young couple willing to take her with their wagon to be there as a he

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    PDF When Winter Comes This is a very gripping fictional account about the Donner party The author dug deep into their desperation and sorrow This is not an easy book to read but the author did an excellent job of putting the readers on

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    V.A. Shannon ´ 7 summary characters ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ V.A. Shannon PDF When Winter Comes This book is based on a true story of one of the first American pioneers passing the Sierra Nevada Mountain range to reach California “In early November 1846 the Donner Party found the route blocked by snow and was forced to spend the winter on the east side of the mountains Of the 81 settlers only 45 survived to reach C

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V.A. Shannon ´ 7 summary characters When Winter Comes ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB In the voice of an unforgettable heroine V A Shannon explores one of the most harrowing episodes in pioneer history the ill fated journey of the Donner Party in a mesmerizing novel of resilience and survivalMrs Jacob Klein has a husband children and a warm and comfortable home in California No one not even her family knows how she came to be out West thirteen years ago Jacob a kind and patient man has promised not to ask But if she were to tell her story she would recount a tale of trage. Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for the ARCOur main character only introduced by her married name Mrs Klein takes us on a long journey from hometown Cincinnati to the new state of California We are part of the 1840 s wagon train to the new frontier A rough journey through a diverse and unforgiving landscape We get to know the different families their traditions and values their place in the order of things There are friends and rivals laughter and sadness some fierce temperaments and deaths along the way The survival of the fittest eventually arriving at Sutter s FortThe story is told from the New World through the journal of Mrs Klein At first she s not sure she has anything to say but does she ever When Winter Comes is a story of dreams struggles and never giving up Told at a pleasant pace this is an impressive piece of American settlers history Beautifully written gripping heartwrenching historical fiction at its best

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When Winter Comes

V.A. Shannon ´ 7 summary characters When Winter Comes ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Dy mishaps and unthinkable choices yet also sacrifice courage and a powerful unexpected love 1846 On the outskirts of Cincinnati wagons gather by the hundreds readying to head west to California Among the throng is a fifteen year old girl eager to escape her abusive family With just a few stolen dollars to her name she enlists as helpmate to a married couple with a young daughter Their group stays optimistic in the face of the journey's hazards and delays Then comes a decision that she i. As the author of this novel I thought it might be a nice idea to just write a little about it and the background to my writing it So first my one line synopsis An everyday story of uilting and cannibalism Other than that I can t really categorise it It s got a love story in it but it s not a romance it s got some murdering and a few Hannibal Lecter ish moments but it s not a horror story or a detective y thriller It s basically just a story set in pioneer California in the nineteenth century about a woman living a life of domestic tranuillity whilst hiding a terrible secret This novel started life as a small part of another contemporary novel but an agent I sent it to said he d be interested in the straightforward historical narrative so sadly miserably I discarded all my carefully crafted two years worth of contemporary plot and started over with just the historical bit I have to say I loved writing it very time consuming as I was compelled to research every single little thing When were sewing machines invented What hymns were sung in California in 1846 When was icing sugar invented I sent the novel to an American agent who signed me up and got me a publisher super speedily and then I had to write the whole thing again with American spellings which has made me forget how to spell in British English nowI could write on and on but won t but do please contact me if you have any uestions or comments

V.A. Shannon ´ 7 summary

V.A. Shannon ´ 7 summary characters When Winter Comes ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB S powerless to prevent instead of following the wagon train's established route the Donner Party will take a shortcut over the Sierras aiming to clear the mountains before the first snows descendIn the years since that infamous winter other survivors have sold their accounts for notoriety and money lurid tales often filled with half truths or blatant gory lies Now Mrs Klein must decide whether to keep those bitter memories secret or risk destroying the life she has endured so much to bui. Wonderful historical fiction I loved it and couldn t put it down I consider myself very fortunate to have been chosen as one of the recipients of a copy in advance of publication My advance review copy is now well creased as I read this remarkable novel in bed on the bus and crammed it in my handbag to take to work I was so engrossed in the storyuite recently I read another fictional book with a supernatural angle The Hunger based on the same true subject the Donner party of pioneers who came to grief back in the mid 19th century when thousands of brave and some plain foolhardy folk set off with their wagon trains to cross the Sierra mountains from Cincinatti headed West towards California to try and build a better life What bravery how hard it must have been in these days centuries before tripadvisor and google maps and without even any real trail or markers to followBoth these books are wonderful yet rather different accounts of the same true journeyWhen winter comes is told in the intimate first person voice of a young woman who leaves her poverty stricken feckless and violent family home following a series of mishaps The book begins in 1859 when our narrator is a rather sedate married woman living a uiet life of domesticity bringing up her girls meeting up with her friends at a uilting bee and looking after her husband Jacob who presents her with a journal as a gift As she begins to put pen to paper she is unsure what she will write about as every day is the same But as soon as she begins memories of her past come flooding back and memories she had suppressed clamour to be toldIn a series of flashbacks to 13 years earlier when she was just 15 we learn how she became involved with the fated journey of the infamous Donner party and her version of events unfolds in all its grim pathosWe watch her grow and change from uite a selfish young madam into a reliable and stoic young woman This is a coming of age born of necessity and hardship that I wouldn t wish on my worst enemy The descriptiveness of being part of an epic journey in times gone by are painted with a deftness and utter plausablity that makes the reader experience rather than merely read the story It reads like a memoir and gives you an insight into a fictional characters thoughts and actions around a true eventIt is captivating and harrowing by turn beautifully thought out and well written with evidence of much in depth researchIf you like historical fiction with a literary uality and a whole host of characters all the real for their flaws and foibles you ll LOVE this book I did

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  • When Winter Comes
  • V.A. Shannon
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  • 04 March 2020
  • 9781538555910