Merrie Audible – Bilb-weil.de

See my review of Amanda if you care what I think about the series as a whole Dear Vivian Schurfranz, I don t know if you are still writing romances, but if you are, kindly remove this phrase from your repertoire I ve never met anyone like you, fill in the name of heroine here Thank you.In terms of the Great Sunfire Re Read, this one was not a Re , and though I had always wanted to read it because the plot sounded interesting, I had already grown wary of our wayward author before I got to See my review of Amanda if you care what I think about the series as a whole Dear Vivian Schurfranz, I don t know if you are still writing romances, but if you are, kindly remove this phrase from your repertoire I ve never met anyone like you, fill in the name of heroine here Thank you.In terms of the Great Sunfire Re Read, this one was not a Re , and though I had always wanted to read it because the plot sounded interesting, I had already grown wary of our wayward author before I got to Merrie Would I have enjoyed itif I hadn t You be the judge We join Merrie Courtland, 15, late of London, kind of stupid, as she huddles under a piece of canvas on a longboat on the deck of the Mayflower She s run away from home after her father arranges a marriage for her, and has impulsively stowed away on a ship She s discovered by sailor Luke Bosworth, who becomes her only friend on board The Pilgrims don t welcome her, and she doesn t fit in Zachariah Gaines, aspiring fur trapper, doesn t seem to mind her that much, but he fully admits to having been corrupted by the Pilgrims time with the Dutch.Things are not looking rosy for Merrie when the ship lands at Plymouth The kind but stern Sedgewicks have taken her in Merrie saved the wife from choking, isn t she special, whee but the rest of the colony doesn t really trust her.Will Merrie learn to fit in Will she get kicked out of the colony Yes and yes and no and no I kind of felt sorry for the dumb kid, because she just kept screwing up She really ought to have asked for a copy of Pilgrimming for Dummies so she d at least have some idea of what not to do I was actually rolling my eyes Merrie, don t SING Don t wear a RED RIBBON No Dumb kid Once again, the entire plot is decipherable from the cover blurb Luke wants her to go back to England with him We know our Sunfire girls would never do such a thing So Luke is out Zack is in He s never met anyone like her I ll accept the flimsily constructed romantic interests this time, since it s a remote colony with a shortage of single women Those guys would say anything to get some female attention, I m sure There are interesting plot turns, such as Merrie s attempts to survive in the wild after being exiled for a week and her meetings with the Indians While I believe that she and Little Fawn became friends that quickly teenage girls, what can I say I rolled my eyes heavenward when Little Fawn s mother announced that Merrie was like another daughter to her She d known Merrie for TWO DAYS The major thing things that don t work for this story are the setting and the resolution I dig that Schurfranz didn t do her typical information overload After all, the Thanksgiving story is probably the first piece of national history that American schoolkids learn, so there s not much new information to impart However, when you consider that over half of the settlers died before Thanksgiving, and there weren t many to begin with, and you ve peopled the remains with fictional characters well, it just feels too fake Yeah, I know, it s fiction But there s not room for much fiction in that setting Does this make sense Probably not.I also had a problem with Merrie becoming a hero to the Pilgrims averting conflict with the Indians, natch and being accepted and forgiven by all, even her nemesis Oliver Loomis Merrie will never get it She will never fit in Yet she s going to marry Zack, a Pilgrim, and just learn to be like them I actually wanted some kind of indication that that mess was going to work out somehow It s not completely terrible, and parts are even interesting, it s just that there are aspects of this book that are jarringly unrealistic to me Also, what s with the cutesy spelling What is wrong with the name Mary Verdict I don t know, read it and see what you think Officially, it s probably worth two and a half stars Waxing Nostalgic 7 This is not of my favorites of the Sunfire Series I think Merrie s reason for leaving her home and coming to a new land was really shallow I think to leave everything you have ever known with no hope of ever returning is very extreme and would need to be prompted by an extreme circumstance I always like the books in the series where the beaus are well developed too I do not see much competition coming from one of the competitors It is interesting to read about the life Waxing Nostalgic 7 This is not of my favorites of the Sunfire Series I think Merrie s reason for leaving her home and coming to a new land was really shallow I think to leave everything you have ever known with no hope of ever returning is very extreme and would need to be prompted by an extreme circumstance I always like the books in the series where the beaus are well developed too I do not see much competition coming from one of the competitors It is interesting to read about the life of the Saints and differences with the Strangers I think this might be the poorest written Sunfire and wow, is that saying a lot At least one sentence per paragraph had to end in an exlamation point, and let s not even discuss how often a chapter would start with, Seven weeks later, these people who hated these other people now had great respect for each other But look at THESE people now I m still shaky on the timeline because it jumped ahead so much.Merrie stowed away on the Mayflower and came over with the Pilgrims, who hated her becau I think this might be the poorest written Sunfire and wow, is that saying a lot At least one sentence per paragraph had to end in an exlamation point, and let s not even discuss how often a chapter would start with, Seven weeks later, these people who hated these other people now had great respect for each other But look at THESE people now I m still shaky on the timeline because it jumped ahead so much.Merrie stowed away on the Mayflower and came over with the Pilgrims, who hated her because she liked to sing and dance and be 15 Eventually she won over some of them, and then lost their respect again, but that s okay, because she lived with Indians for a week and they made her part of their family And then she went back to Plymouth, where, okay, she actually did tell the rejected suitor that he was rejected, which is rare, and then lived happily ever after with the other guy But not until the First Thanksgiving, when Chief Massasoit commended her for being the bridge between their two groups and everyone realized that she was, in fact, brilliant and perfect and had secured their freedoms No lie I suppose it does get bonus points for the rare POV that the white settlers were evil and wrong, and the Native Americans were smarter and better people, though Despite the crap writing and exclamation points and the really bad writing, I found myself having fun with it It s new to me Sunfire, dude I was going to love it no matter how bad it really was g When I was in my early and mid teens, I collected these books Sunfire Series with my mother, so I have the entire collection, which my daughters are fighting over inheriting as I speak As a series, they are clean, historically educational most of the time , and light and fun reading.This specific book, I have just read again, as my 10 year old read it on one of her recent sick days and wanted me to read it too The writing is not great, as this author is not one of the stronger ones in the s When I was in my early and mid teens, I collected these books Sunfire Series with my mother, so I have the entire collection, which my daughters are fighting over inheriting as I speak As a series, they are clean, historically educational most of the time , and light and fun reading.This specific book, I have just read again, as my 10 year old read it on one of her recent sick days and wanted me to read it too The writing is not great, as this author is not one of the stronger ones in the series if I m remembering correctly I remember liking it as an early teen, but it frankly annoyed me today There is not much to the plot, as it skips along quickly from one dramatic event to another Plus, Merrie is a little bit clueless Granted, she s only 15 for most of the book However, it has reminded me that there are some really great books in this series for preteens and early teens Actually, just for fun, escape from Honors English reading, my older girls, age 13 and 16, have picked up a couple of books in this series and enjoyed a couple of hours of distraction Just for fun and for a little bit of reminiscing, I will probably pick up some other books in this series to read soon I ve started tracking down Sunfires to read now I loved them as a kid I didn t read this one back then though This was cute It s meant for the younger reader, but I love going back and reading stuff that I enjoyed as a kid to see it through older eyes Merrie was interesting It has some flaws, but come on How can you not love these preteen romances from the eighties There sure were a lot of books in this series I am pretty sure that I did not read them all, as there are covers that don t ring a bell at all, while the covers that I do recognize, well, they set off alarms of recognition in my brain.I guess after a while one wouldn t have to read anyof these, as one would have figured out the formula young women living in historical times much choose between two young men who want to marry her romance ensues That s one of the reasons I don t read rom There sure were a lot of books in this series I am pretty sure that I did not read them all, as there are covers that don t ring a bell at all, while the covers that I do recognize, well, they set off alarms of recognition in my brain.I guess after a while one wouldn t have to read anyof these, as one would have figured out the formula young women living in historical times much choose between two young men who want to marry her romance ensues That s one of the reasons I don t read romance novels today I pretty much already know what s going to happen She s run away to become a part of history, and to fall in love It will take everything she had to survive the first year at Plymouth Colony Stowing away aboard the Mayflower to escape an arranged marriage, sixteen year old Merrie Courtland receives no welcome on the Pilgrim ship Luke Bosworth, the dashing young sailor who finds her, believes she is nothing but a dishonest stow away Her sole friend is the doctor s handsome young assitant, Zachariah Gaines Merrie must be brave and resourceful to make it through the harsh, lonely first winter at Plymouth Colony But can she persuade the Pilgrims to accept her Luke wants Merrie to return to England and marry him Zachariah wants her to stay As the colony prepares a feast of Thanksgiving, Merrie faces the hardest test of all Does she have the courage to listen to her heart I ve loved the Sunfire romances all through my teenage years Even now they are fun little quick reads that I enjoy I picked this up at DI for 50 centslove getting deals on books. I loved these when I was a kid. This is the stupidest Sunfire ever Also, Native Americans do not speak one catchall language called Indian.