14 July 2015

Reading Challenge - Book 15

This book has been getting kicked around my office for a while. I got it at the Scholastic Book Sale last year - around the holidays, I think? Anyway, I've always loved Gone with the Wind, so I picked up Rhett Butler's People by Donald McCaig with high hopes.
And I loved it :)

Since I am supposed to be satisfying categories from the reading challenge, I put this one down for number 34 -a book with a love triangle. The book runs pretty parallel to Gone with the Wind some of the time, so you know who's in that triangle if you've read the book or seen the movie.

I still nearly cried at the sad parts - maybe even worse since I usually knew they were coming. But my favorite (and I don't think I'm spoiling your reading enjoyment by saying so) was the happy ending. It makes me want to go back and re-read Gone with the Wind - and maybe even the sequel, Scarlett, that I think I've only read once!

Even more good news? The author that wrote this authorized (by the family of Margaret Mitchell) novel also wrote one about Mammy, titled Ruth's Journey. I've added that to my wishlist now too.


Rachel said...

Thanks for your review without giving too much away! Sounds like a good one!

Bruna said...

I don't really know much about Gone With The Wind, so I may be lost here! Haha!

Liz Parker said...

Interesting. I've seen Gone with the Wind but it's been a while.

Mom Among Chaos said...

I know I read that book, but I can't remember what it is about. Gone with the wind is one of my favorites!

DetroitDuchess said...

I've never read Gone with the Wind, just seen the movie once. I'll be honest it was never one of my favorites (she was a little too dramatic for me-shocking I know, lol).