5 thoughts on “O Beulah Land (Beulah Quintet #2)

  1. The truth is that I did not read the whole book. I did not even read most of it.

    I read the first book in the Beulah Quintet, Prisons, first. A member of my Significant Other’s family picked up a used copy of it and gave it to me in a book exchange; I don’t remember what book I gave her. It took me most of a year to get around to reading it, but once I started it I ended up getting completely absorbed in what turned out to be an amazing piece of literature. I decided I needed to read the rest of

  2. I first encountered O BEULAH LAND when my history professor at U.Va., Stephen Innes, assigned it for his Colonial America class. It was the only piece of fiction he assigned, and he said he did so because it illustrated ways of living and thinking and striving in colonial Virginia better than many non-fiction works. He was absolutely right.

    I read a great deal of historical fiction, and O BEULAH LAND is one of the best examples of immersing readers fully in another time and place. Settle makes th

  3. This was one of those books that I kept checking pages numbers to see how many more before the end of the chapter, the end of the part and the end of the book. This is a dead giveaway for a book I am not enjoying all that much. I was not able to connect with any of the characters, but I did like the setting and the descriptions of life in that time.

  4. This book begins with a scene, so powerful — a woman ‘crawling’ east over the Appalachias — that it brought me back to the series after a decades-long hiatus. Now I am reading the rest of the series and find these books among the best historical novels ever written.

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