07 February 2010

Anxious Hearts; Tucker Shaw

Anxious Hearts Anxious Hearts by Tucker Shaw
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This version of Longfellow's "Evangeline" follows both a modern-day couple and the 'original' Cadian Evangeline and Gabriel; it would be nice if this sparks more interest in the poem and in the Grand Derangement.

The liberties taken with the plot of the poem were clearly made to better mimic the modern story, but I wish they hadn't been made. I also found it jarring that one of the Cadians quotes Longfellow, but that may not disturb other readers.

Without the tie-in to "Evangeline" and the historic events, this would just be a passable YA romance.

ARC provided by publisher.

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