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Receive Me Falling By Erika Robuck,

  • Title: Receive Me Falling
  • Author: Erika Robuck
  • ISBN: 9780982229804
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Paperback
  • Every slave story is a ghost story The haunting words of an historian and former cane worker on the Caribbean island of Nevis launch Meghan Owen on her quest to unlock the secrets of an abandoned sugar plantation and its ghosts After Meg s parents die in a car accident on the night of her engagement party, she calls off her wedding, takes leave of her job in Annapolis, aEvery slave story is a ghost story The haunting words of an historian and former cane worker on the Caribbean island of Nevis launch Meghan Owen on her quest to unlock the secrets of an abandoned sugar plantation and its ghosts After Meg s parents die in a car accident on the night of her engagement party, she calls off her wedding, takes leave of her job in Annapolis, and travels to land she s inherited on Nevis A series of discoveries in an old plantation house on the property, Eden, set her on a search for the truth surrounding the shameful past of her ancestors, their slaves, and the tragedy that resulted in the fall of the plantation and its inhabitants Through a crushing phone call with her lawyer, Meg learns that her father s estate was built on stolen money, and is being sued by multiple sources She is faced with having to sell the land and plantation home, and deal with the betrayal she feels from her deceased father In alternating chapters, the historical drama of the Dall family unfolds Upon the arrival of British abolitionists to the hedonistic 19th century plantation society, Catherine Dall is forced to choose between her lifestyle and the scandal of deserting her family An angry confrontation with Catherine s slave, Leah, results in the girl s death, but was it murder or suicide Hidden texts, scandalous diaries, antique paintings, and confessional letters help Meghan Owen uncover the secrets of Eden and put the ghosts to rest.
    Receive Me Falling Every slave story is a ghost story The haunting words of an historian and former cane worker on the Caribbean island of Nevis launch Meghan Owen on her quest to unlock the secrets of an abandoned suga

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    1. Erika Robuck s debut novel, Receive Me Falling, is an interesting mix of historical fiction, literary mystery, and a tad of mysticism Robuck introduces us to two women living in two time periods Present day, is narrated by Meg, who has just lost her parents suddenly She finds a plantation, Eden, amongst her estate on the Island of Nevis, and eager to put some distance between herself and her life, she rashly decides to visit When Meg arrives in Nevis, she finds Eden to be haunted and the backdro [...]

    2. I enjoy historical fiction I appreciated the creative way the author presented the lives of two women influenced by their family and personal tragedy This story blended the two women from different centuries with great effect Both women were both advantaged and also greatly disadvantaged by family inheritance They both had loved their fathers despite flawed characters As the story progresses each girl discovers family secrets that are devastating Yet both young women seem to move forward with th [...]

    3. This is by far my favorite Erika Robuck book I love this work of fiction The writing is superb The first few sentences grabbed me and got me right in and I could not put it down

    4. Receive Me Falling is self published debut by Erika Robuck It s told in a parallel structure jumping between present day and couple hundred years in the past In the modern day, Meghan has recently lost her parents and is now visiting an old family plantation hoping to learn its history as she decides what to do with it Meanwhile, in the past, Catherine wants to help the plantation slaves while looking for her own way to escape the dreary life on Nervis.It took about four chapters for the book to [...]

    5. This book is 2 stories in one one is set in present day taking place in Annapolis, and the other is set in the Carribbean Island of Nevis in colonial times The author is local it is fun to read the references to places we know in Annapolis The main character is Meghan who goes to the island after experiencing a family tragedy It is interesting to see how the two stories are woven together and to learn some history during the years before slavery was abolished from individuals personal perspectiv [...]

    6. This was my type of book to read I always gravitate towards historical fiction I m featuring Receive Me Falling as one of my April May Parker s Picks at my blog site next week marianslibrary.wordpressKathy

    7. I really enjoyed this novel that takes place in Nevis It captured my attention and held on to the very end.

    8. Fabulous So fabulous that I read it less than 24 hours It didn t exactly read like a normal Erika Robuck book, but this was her self published debut And dazzling at that Love

    9. I love historical fiction and Erika Robuck did not disappoint I look forward to reading other books by this interesting, informative author She brings to life the events and people of the past.

    10. This novel has a beautiful cover and the whole of it had intrigued me from the first moment I saw it I then saw mixed reviews so I kept putting the reading of it off There were reviewers that complained of the typos or small errors, but that happens when a self published book goes to print On the outside, this is the best looking self published book I ve seen Yes, there are a few punctuation type errors on the inside, a couple spelling errors, but after reading many uncorrected advance reader s [...]

    11. This book spins the stories of two women of present day Meg who comes from a well to do family and is engaged to be married to a man she loves and 19th Century Catherine Dall, who lives with her alcoholic father at Eden Plantation in the Caribbean Although the chapters jump from the present to the past, I read this book from cover to cover in only a few hours The stories of Meg and Catherine hold your interest throughout the novel and after each chapter another secret is revealed either through [...]

    12. Every slave story is a ghost story What I have in hands is not an easy task, since I m here to tell you about this wonderful book called Receive me Falling which was sent to me by the author Erika Robuck The book was published in the USA, in 2009.First off do NOT read the summary on the back cover The first paragraph, ok, but after that, you get MAJOR spoilers They don t ruin the story, but s kind of a bummer to have things told that way.Let s move on It s a historical fiction, with alternating [...]

    13. Summary Every slave story is a ghost story The haunting words of an historian and former cane worker on the Caribbean island of Nevis launch Meghan Owen on her quest to unlock the secrets of an abandoned sugar plantation and its ghosts After Meg s parents die in a car accident on the night of her engagement party, she calls off her wedding, takes leave of her job in Annapolis, and travels to land she s inherited on Nevis A series of discoveries in an old plantation house on the property, Eden, s [...]

    14. An enthralling and captivating read.After her parents die in a car accident, Meghan Owen postpones her wedding, takes a leave of absence from her job and heads to the Caribbean Among the inheritances from her parents is a property in Nevis a former sugar plantation called Eden Needing to get away, Meg decides to take a vacation and check out her new acquisition.As Meg begins learning about Eden and the sugar industry of Nevis, she makes some interesting discoveries, including unearthing a previo [...]

    15. Nevis Island.February 1831The slave woman fell over the cliff s edge toward the black swirl of water that churned over the boulders reaching from the sea.Meghan Owen is engaged to be married When her parents die in an accident on the night of her engage party, she calls of her wedding Going through her father s papers, she finds, she has inherited land in Nevis She leaves her job to travel there When she reaches the old plantation House, Eden, she finds letter and papers and an ominous presence [...]

    16. Receive Me Falling follows two women in two different eras while they live on a sugarcane plantation on the Caribbean island of Nevis Present day Meghan discovers she has inherited the plantation including the buildings and ghosts She begins researching her family s history, while working her way through the rum cocktail handbook, and reveals answers to secrets that have been haunting not only her family but those from the past.Jump back to the 19th century where Catherine Dall is the daughter o [...]

    17. Meghan and Brian are engaged to be married but after their grand engagement party, her life changes She s now the soul heir of her parents estate, one of which is an old plantation home on Nevis Island, previously owned by Cecil and Catherine Dall in the 1800 s Wanting to know about the mansion, she decides to take a leave of absence and go to the island As she is finding out about the history of the island and the plantation, she is told some devastating news and needs to sell the land and hou [...]

    18. I ve read two of Erika Robuck s novels and decided I needed to back up and read her self published debut, Receive Me Falling I love it just as much as the others I ve read by this author It s an interesting mix of historical fiction, literary mystery, and a tad of mysticism.Readers are treated to an absorbing story, actually two absorbing stories of Meg, in present day and Catherine from the 19th Century told in alternating chapters Both women experience tragedy in their lives and are searching [...]

    19. Megan Owens parents are killed on the night of her engagement party Grieving she finds herself on the Caribbean island of Nevis to explore the sugar plantation called Eden that she has inherited She begins to uncover some disturbing and shameful truth about her ancestors She is bothered by the fact that they had owned slaves She soon learns that the shame of her ancestors is not so distant She may lose all she has inherited because her father had built his business on lies and stolen money The c [...]

    20. Erika Robuck is one of my new favorite authors This is the third book written by her that I have read and I loved this one just as much as the others I really enjoy her writing style it is breezy, yet descriptive Her characters are real, flawed, but not overly so I would have given this book 5 stars but I was left with a couple of nagging questions spoilers ahead Why did it take so long for Catherine to realize that Leah was her half sister It seemed that this would have become apparent long ago [...]

    21. Recently while vacationing on the Island of St Kitts, the resort that I stayed at had a library with a variety of books available to borrow After browsing I choose this book and what a coincidence that it was about the sugar cane plantations on the sister island to the one I was on, which is called Nevis Sugar cane was the Islands main source of income and historically true the use of slaves were utilized Although this is a fictitious tale regarding a plantation owner s daughter and her close re [...]

    22. I enjoyed this book very much The story background was based on fact and I liked learning about the island of Nevis It also gave a good description of what life was like for the sugar cane plantation owners and their slaves in the early 1800s I found the early part of the story and the strong character of Catherine interesting than the present day chapters of Meg s life, but together they told a good story The author threw a couple of curves into the story towards the end which changed the emot [...]

    23. Meg s parents die on the night of her engagement party Afterward she learns she now owns an old plantation in the Caribbean called Eden Soon after learning this leaves for Nevis Once there she finds out that the land and plantation is shrouded in ghost stories and dark secrets The story moves back an forth between present day and the 1800 s.Receive Me Falling is an enthralling read, that captivates the reader from page one I very much enjoyed this story Both Meg Catherine take the reader on jour [...]

    24. A wonderful book There are two stories, one set in the present day, in which the central character visits an old house she inherited from her father located in the Caribbean This classic gothic premise, reminiscent of a Victoria Holt novel, surprised and delighted with its well researched and fascinating depiction of life on the plantation in the nineteenth century The story never descends into melodrama, though it could easily have done so Robuck also paints believable portraits of figures who [...]

    25. Receive Me Falling is about an Annapolis woman who inherits land and an abandoned plantation home, Eden, on the Caribbean island of Nevis When she travels to the island, ghosts from Eden s past won t let her rest until she uncovers the mystery of their tragedy The novel takes place in the present day and in the past.This novel is entertaining and thought provoking It deals with familial relationships father daughter sister and the effects of sin on future generations It sheds light on a little w [...]

    26. One of the best books that I have ever read I love anything with ghosts and the supernatural so that was what first caught my attention of this book The further I read, it was next to impossible to put it down Ms Robuck seamlessly moves back and forth between the past and the present, always leaving you wondering what would happen next I have all of her books and am in the process of reading them but I think Receive me Falling will ALWAYS be my favorite There aren t many books that I will re rea [...]

    27. This really was a really well written book It was a bit of historical fiction blended with a modern story I thought the author did a great job of moving between the modern story and the historical one I also really enjoyed the references to Alexander Hamilton, early abolition and, of course, modern day Annapolis.

    28. I don t know if it was the setting Annapolis and Nevis both places I love and have spent much enjoyable time there which got me hooked, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book I felt like I knew the characters and cared what happened to them Would highly recommend this Looking forward to reading of Erika s books

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