The Listener

I did not like one thing about this book. The perils of my self-imposed Big Fat Reading Project. I only read Taylor Caldwell because she keeps showing up on the bestseller lists. There will be four more, but finally in the mid 1970s she fades away. Ever since she got on her weird variety of Christian writing, she went right downhill in my opinion. But people who read books for comfort or reassurance from a Christian standpoint seem to like...

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Ceremony of the Innocent

Ellen was born into servanthood and this was the only life she ever knew.. until Jeremy..; this successful New York lawyer saw in Ellen a ravishingly beautiful woman: the woman he was going to marry; Ellen was catapulted into this unknown world of politics, wealth and power, where her loving innocence was threatened by hypocrisy and ruthless ambition: Jeremy was the only one who could save her.

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A Prologue to Love

Taylor Caldwell remains one of my all-time favorite authors and I find her books relevant and wonderful today. A Prologue to Love -- "her father led her to glittering success but no one taught her how to love" -- is a novel about a wealthy woman in the first half of the 20th century.While the book is sweeping, it is, in the end, a simple parable about how we can be blind to what is truly important and enduring because of deprivation of...

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The Eagles Gather (Barbours/Bouchards, #2)

One of my favorite novels by Taylor Caldwell is Dynasty of Death which I read in the late sixties.Caldwell's writing held a fascination for me so it was natural that I would read The Eagles Gather, the sequel to Dynasty.The saga continued but dealt this time more with the fortunes and misfortunes of the somewhat decadent inheritors of the Bouchard and Barbour estate than with the sweep of the munitions industry itself. The...

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