Scarlett – Life Beyond Gone With The Wind

In Scarlett, there are many balls to attend and adventures all along the way. There is also a great deal of information about the South and Ireland in those times which makes for fascinating reading.

Scarlett
Alexandra Ripley

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This sequel to Gone with the Wind is certainly promising and written in a similar vein as the original.

It takes you from where Gone with the wind left readers. As Scarlett tries to salvage her marriage with Rhett Butler she heads to Atlanta, Georgia and Savannah. She rouses herself from alcoholism and meets Rhett Butler’s mother. She also meets her distant relatives and heads to Ireland.

There are many balls to attend and adventures all along the way. There is also a great deal of information about the South and Ireland in those times which makes for fascinating reading.

But the fact that Scarlett tries so hard to seem likeable to everyone and contemplates giving up her business countless times for domesticity makes her seem a shadow of her Gone with the wind days.

The story does tend to lag as we are introduced to a bevy of characters who are part of her extended family. All in all it’s for die hard fans only.

Other popular books by the author: Charleston, On Leaving Charleston,  From Fields of Gold, New Orleans Legacy, A Love Divine, The Time Returns, Mississippi and her debut novel Who’s That Lady in the President’s Bed?

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2 thoughts on “Scarlett – Life Beyond Gone With The Wind

  1. Great review. I am a huge Gone with the wind fan and am looking forward to reading this sequel

    • Thank you so much 🙂 There is a book called Rhett Butler’s People by Donald Mccaig which is also an authorised sequel and is written from Rhett Butler’s perspective. I personally preferred Scarlett but nothing compares to Gone With The Wind for sure. Happy reading 🙂

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