A romantic intrigue involving one woman and a series of lovers set in the typical Thomas Hardy setting. This book is a great study of the English class structure. The young woman as well as her lovers are complex and flawed characters. The climactic ending is not a happy one but fitting. I enjoyed the experience. I would have given it a 5 except that some parts were not easy.
A well written story about love and sacrifice in a time over a century ago. The protagonist (John) is a crude self made young man who is a no nonsense hard working brickmason. He works for a benevolent old contractor who befriended him. John's lives in a house with his promiscuous mother, her promiscuous friend and her small neglected niece in a small Georgian town. Love, marriage, annulment, sacrifice, deception, and at the end the ultimate sacrifice.
A passionate adventure of hate and murder; love and devotion in the Canadian wild.
A good western read. The author description of western scenery is sometimes distracting from the plot.