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The 2003 Eppie Award Winner in Historicals

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GENESEE is an extraordinary book about love, hardship and prejudice. It's well written and full of wonderful characters. Even though they have many differences, Genesee and Alexander are true kindred spirits. Ms. Waldron keeps you enthralled by, a little at a time, giving tantalizing tidbits of their origins. This story isn't sugarcoated, which is really refreshing. There are some instances of violence, but they're brief and handled well. Anyone who enjoys an honest, realistic story will love this one.

Overall rating: 5 Hearts
Sensuality rating: Mildly sensual
Reviewer: Renee Burnette
March 9, 2004
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five star rating
I’m so happy that I had the opportunity to read “Genesee.” . . .  I now understand why this novel won the EPIC award for best historical a few years back.
I've always enjoyed a good book that deals with U.S. History, and this one delivered. . . .  Ms. Waldron combines the trying times of the American Revolution with unbelievable conflict and romance that threatens to pull the heroine away from the life she really wants. Honestly, I was right there with Genesee, feeling the emotions, the love, the thrill, the sadness. Kudos to Juliet Waldron for bringing this book back to the readers and giving them another chance. Don't miss it.

~ Ginger Simpson, author of “Hattie’s Heroes,” “Sarah’s Heart,” and “Sarah’s Passion”

  . . . . “Interspersed within the story is a finely detailed account of this historical period's farming production, weather, style of dress, political choices, conflict with surrounding Indian tribes, as well as Indian customs, traditions, and beliefs that add to the complex but finely woven main plot.

       Freedom rings true throughout this story that offers a transition into the “New World” lifestyle with its expected and surprising consequences. Passion erupts into physical and political birth that will thrill the reader as it did our historical, American ancestors.

       This is a novel that deserves wide attention as it commemorates the past and celebrates the universal love that truly creates and evolves into a new generation of united Americans and native Americans.

       Grandly done, Juliet Waldron ! ! !”

~ Viviane Crystal
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five star rating
Waldron masterfully weaves historical and social detail of the period into a compelling read. Her wonderfully drawn characters kept me turning the pages, and stayed with me long after I finished the book.

~ Kathy Fischer-Brown, author of “Lord Esterleigh’s Daughter (The Serpent's Tooth: Book 1)” and “Winter Fire.”

five star rating

      “Genesee is a fascinating look into the early life of upstate New York during the [American Revolution]. Juliet Waldron makes you feel as if you’re experiencing Genesee’s trials and tribulations right along side her. The complex family structures, the interactions of the Dutch settlers with the Seneca nations and other Native American tribes, the atrocities committed in the name of war, Genesee returning to her Indian heritage, are all elements that meld very effectively to make this outstanding story one well worth reading over and over.”

~ Lani Roberts
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September-October 2003 Reviews

‘ . . .  Juliet V. Waldron spins a magical tale of love during the American Revolution in her new historical novel, “Genesee.”
. . . “Genesee” won the EPPIE 2003 award for best historical novel. The award was presented by EPIC, the Electronically Published Internet Connection organization.
. . . The story of confidence in one's self, faith in love and the resilience of the human spirit, “Genesee” is an entertaining romantic adventure set in a young America, but its lessons are timeless.’

~ Mary O. Bradley
Copyright 2003 The Patriot-News. Used with permission.