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Exiled South by Harriet Cannon – Review by Ashley Denno

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Family history can be such a finicky thing. This story touches on just that, all the interesting twists and turns and tales that can be in our past. Some we may not even know about. Enjoy this ride as the main character finds out about her family history.

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Exiled South by Harriet Cannon Review by Heather Knalls

Exiled SouthExiled South by Harriet Cannon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lizbeth Gordon thought she had the normal happy married life with kids but boy was she wrong. Her husband Dan of 20 years was actually a gambling man that had put them into financial ruin which Lizbeth did not find out about until his accident. This sent Lizbeth spiraling trying to find her way back up. That’s when she started digging more into her family history and the things she found were amazing and difficult at the same time. After taking a job in Rio De Janeiro she finds family an extended family she never knew was out there.

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Exiled South by Harriet Cannon – Review by Faith Jackson

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story starts off with us following Lizbeth through as a grieving widow to her uncovering the truth of her ancestors. When the story takes a turn, it’s more fun for me as a reader who enjoys historical reads like this one. That’s what makes this book so exciting. This story is so layered, it’s so thrilling to read. You’ll be intrigued when you see how this one turns out. Pick up your copy to enjoy this beautiful read.

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Exiled South by Harriet Cannon – Review by Kristy Harmon

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am so glad I decided to give this book a read. I have never read anything by Harriet Cannon before and this certainly will not be my last book by her. This book was amazing and probably in my top 5 favorite books I’ve ever read. This story is phenomenal. You will not be sorry if you choose to read this amazing book.

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Exiled South by Harriet Cannon – Review by Daryian Lucas

Exiled SouthExiled South by Harriet Cannon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was a very interesting read. Lizbeth’s quest to learn about her family background made me want to look into my own! At the beginning, I was a little skeptical to where the story was going to go. But after reading further, it became very engaging. I really enjoyed seeing how the different parts of the Gordon family came to be and what happened to them.

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Exiled South by Harriet Cannon – Review by Jaymie Johnston

Exiled SouthExiled South by Harriet Cannon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was surprised by the background of the main character and the way the author wrote about the incident that directed the main character’s life was impactful. The author was able to weave in so much about the south past and present I really felt like I was getting to know the family. I also have to admit being in the mental health field and a PNW native made me like the author even more and I’ll definitely be keeping my eye out for more books by her.

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Exiled South by Harriet Cannon – Review by Nicole Elizabeth

Exiled SouthExiled South by Harriet Cannon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was able to read this book in 2 days! I really enjoyed the unique perspective and twists that it provides. The characters and plot are both well written. It even invoked emotion, making them feel relatable and genuine. It provides a unique perspective on racial conflicts between the North and South in a way that doesn’t feel forced or preachy. I found the atypical perspectives refreshing and eye opening in a lot of ways. She even found ways to weave specific historical details/people into the story, making it not just a generic setting. I’d give this book 5/5 stars. I really enjoyed it.

One line made me think a bit. “Why was the United States so shamed by the atrocities of post- war civilian suffering that they sanitized events out of history book?” Makes me wonder what they’ll say in the history books when we’re all long gone. How much is truth and who chooses what’s omitted? This book inspired me to start looking a little deeper into my own family history after following these characters on their journey. I also developed a bit more appreciation for the standard of living we all have in this century with everything at our fingertips. So many different takeaways, and this isn’t even all of them! This really was a great little story.

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Exiled South by Harriet Cannon-Review by Amanda Kimble

Exiled SouthExiled South by Harriet Cannon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

Exiled South by Harriet Cannon

This is the first book I’ve read by the author. Exiled South is a great book and I can’t wait for more. This story will leave you hanging on the edge of your seat.

Lizbeth is worried when her hisband doesnt answer his cell and he’s late. She thinks he’s been acting strange lately. When the bank calls things change and she’s not sure how much she can take. The quote I chose for Lizbeth is: “I just got off the phone with Dan’s parents. They want to come immediately to ‘help plan’ the funeral. Meaning, they want to take over. Control freaks!”

Highly recommended for Women’s Historical Fiction lovers.

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Exiled South by Harriet Cannon – Review by Gretchen Dildine

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is a look into the life of Lizabeth Gordon after the unimaginable loss of her husband and her connection to her past. Lizabeth needs a fresh start and travels cross country to her hometown to grieve and find herself. Charlotte, Lizbeth’s cousin, is an intriguing character that you will fall in love with. She provides a shoulder for Lizbeth but also is very frank with her. Both are amazing characters that you will easily connect with throughout the story. When Lizbeth arrives in North Carolina, she finds that there are family secrets that have been long buried and that leads her on a path to find the truth. There is a lot of historical information included in the book that was a great view into the Civil War era and the author did an amazing job of weaving that into this story. This was a great read!!

Exiled South by Harriet Cannon – Review by Jennie Bechtel

Exiled SouthExiled South by Harriet Cannon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book follows the journey of Lizbeth Gordon from the Pacific Northwest, to Charleston, SC, and to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fleeing sadness and anger in her life in the Pacific Northwest, Lizbeth throws herself into learning about her family’s roots in Charleston, SC. In a surprising twist, Lizbeth learns more about her South Carolina family once she moves to Rio de Janeiro. This book started off slowly, to me, but became more exciting once Lizbeth discovers the stories from her ancestor, Laurette. I love the character development and the author’s attention to detail. I recommend this book for anyone interested in Civil War history.

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