April 18, 1906 San Francisco is shaken and shattered by a nightmare earthquake Among the many victims are two teenage girls orphaned Kate Keely, who has to quit high school to go to work, and Jolie Logan, still recovering from an almost fatal case of scarlet fever and the death of her beautiful mother Their lives collide a year later, when Kate is hired as Jolie s peApril 18, 1906 San Francisco is shaken and shattered by a nightmare earthquake Among the many victims are two teenage girls orphaned Kate Keely, who has to quit high school to go to work, and Jolie Logan, still recovering from an almost fatal case of scarlet fever and the death of her beautiful mother Their lives collide a year later, when Kate is hired as Jolie s personal companion an odd combination of maid, nurse, and, perhaps, friend They are still getting used to each other when Jolie s father suddenly decides to send them to Ireland Kate is ecstatic, until he entrusts her with the Logan family secret, one she must keep from Jolie no matter what The two make the exhausting journey by train and boat, where they stay with Jolie s aunt, and thrive in ways Dr Logan would never have expected A Sea So Far is Jean Thesman s first historical novel since The Tree of Bells Its sweeping narrative and its intimate look at the lives of two girls at the beginning of the twentieth century is unforgettable.
A Sea So Far April San Francisco is shaken and shattered by a nightmare earthquake Among the many victims are two teenage girls orphaned Kate Keely who has to quit high school to go to work and Jolie Lo
A Sea So Far is a very emotional book It starts off introducing two characters from slightly different worlds One poor, one rich, one sick, one healthy, one beautiful, the other weak and feeble, one full of heart, the other completely empty.They do not know what their futures hold as they live their routinely lives But their worlds shake, literally, when the San Fransisco earthquake of 1806 hits their humble homes Many memories lost, the two find themselves working for each other Soon they bond [...]
This one starts out in San Francisco, during the great earthquake of 1906 You get it from 2 girl s perspectives 1 a poor orphaned girl, and the other a rich but sickly girl I found this section interesting, and in fact I checked it out because I was looking for something about the earthquake, so I was a little disappointed when suddenly it s a year later The poor girl is hired as the rich girl s helper, and despite how difficult the rich girl can be, she stays with her, because they are going to [...]
This book is called A Sea So Far by Jean Thesman and is about a girl named Kate and a girl named Jolie Kate is a poor Irish girl with no parents, she lives with her elderly aunt Jolie is a rich and very ill young woman with a hope to marry David Fairfield Great book The ending confused me a little though I recommend this book to people who like historical fiction.
A descriptive book that proceeded in its chapters by switching between two different young lady characters One of the women represented a poorer part of town, while one represented the richer part but inevitably the two crossed paths when an earthquake rocked San Francisco The richer of the two, battling the rheumatic remnants of Scarlet fever, eventually succumbed to the illness later within the book Jean Thesman vividly described the journey of the two young ladies together, as they traveled c [...]
I really enjoyed this book I read it in the space of a day and a half It does change pace halfway through, when the characters move from San Francisco, but even though it was slower paced, and telling than showing I still enjoyed it.The characters are engaging and you hope for a happy ending for both main characters.I especially enjoyed the faster paced first half and the description of the earthquake and it s aftermath as it was very realistic and had you feeling like you were there.Definitely [...]
I didn t like this book I enjoyed the first chapters about the earthquake and fire, but was eventually disappointed After the details of the first couple chapters, the plot jumps too much, and then the author tells you things instead of showing them to you Not worth saving or recommending to anyone when there are so many excellent historic fiction novels out there.
This was such a heart wrenching read The book begins with tragedy and keeps going We flip back and forth between the two main characters POV and I enjoyed having that well rounded approach These two women are SO different, but each one needs the other desperately There is apparently a sequel and I do intend to read it.
I wasn t paying attention, because I expected this to be about the day of the San Francisco earthquake While that is where the story begins, the majority of the book takes place in the aftermath I don t want to say too much and give anything away, but I found the ending to be very touching.
This book was sooooo good The characters were very relatable and I really did not want it to end the way it did