Rhythms

Rhythms It all began in in the small town of Rudell Mississippi after the sudden and tragic death of Cora Harvey s parents She has nothing left except her burning desire to become a singer But her dre

  • Title: Rhythms
  • Author: Donna Hill
  • ISBN: 9780312300692
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Paperback
  • It all began in 1927, in the small town of Rudell, Mississippi, after the sudden and tragic death of Cora Harvey s parents She has nothing left except her burning desire to become a singer But her dream will never come true in Rudell, especially if she marries the man she adores, Dr David Mackey So when she sets out for Chicago, everyone in the close knit community, inIt all began in 1927, in the small town of Rudell, Mississippi, after the sudden and tragic death of Cora Harvey s parents She has nothing left except her burning desire to become a singer But her dream will never come true in Rudell, especially if she marries the man she adores, Dr David Mackey So when she sets out for Chicago, everyone in the close knit community, including David believes that the next time they see Cora, her name will be in lights However, it s not long before Cora finds herself back in Rudell and back in David s arms harboring a secret she dare not reveal.A secret that will cause her daughter, Emma to flee Rudell with no intention of ever looking back And even when Emma finds the perfect man and happiness at last, she is determined to do whatever it takes to keep her family s shameful past at bay Then the dream that began with Cora comes full circle with her beloved granddaughter Parris whose melodic voice fills the dimly lit nightclubs of New York City Yet, when tragedy strikes, opening a door to the past, Parris discovers the hidden truths that have ripped the family apart but which may ultimately bind them together at last.From the dusty roads of the Delta to the pulsing metropolis of New York City, Rhythms is a rich, unforgettable tale about loss and healing, redemption and love.

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    1. Okay well cant lie this wasn't the easiest to read but I am glad I stuck with it as it follows three generations of women in the early 1900s in small town Rudell Mississippi heavily dependent on the Black church and their strong sense of community which was enviable as in this small town for better or worse everyone knew everyone and helped out whenever they couldThe story begins with preacher's daughter beloved Cora with her shy lovable ways and powerful singing voice with dreams that stretched [...]

    2. I almost don't have any words. I am thankful to have found this book and to have read the lovely writings of Donna. I will forever hold the lessons and stories in this book close to my heart.

    3. This book shows what people would do for there dreams and not to forget them.This book was sad at times and very emotional.There are many messages this book brings to me and makes me think about.1)Never forget who you love2)Always forgive others 3)Don't take what you have for granted4)Don't give up on your dreamsand many others.This book is worth reading and I'm sure you will be enlightened from its contents.#Religious#1920#African American

    4. I picked this up at Barnes and Noble about 5 yrs ago, not knowing who this writer was and never reading this type of book before, and i was pleasantly surprised to learn that I liked history- albeit harsh histrory- mixed in with my fiction. I keep this on my book shelf to show that I do have good taste in reading

    5. Read both: Rhythms and then What Mother Never Told Me. Characters tend to hang around you for a couple of dayslol

    6. Great story following three generations of women who are struggling to find their identity and discover love.

    7. Enjoyed the historical content in this book from Jim Crow to Blues and Jazz. I loved the characters in this book they were full of depth.

    8. Story of three generations of women, one family, each searching for identity, trying to fulfill dream. Cora, Emma and Parris.Reread. First in May 2005.

    9. Rhythms is a story about four generations of black women beginning with Cora and her Mama. Cora is just coming of age at the beginning of the book living with her parents in a small Mississippi Delta town. Her father is a Baptist preacher and her mother is doing everything she can to raise Cora as a lady. We learn of Cora's beautiful singing voice as she sings in the church choir and we see her as she attracts the attention of the town's only black doctor. Cora has grown up wrapped in the protec [...]

    10. I really enjoyed this book and would love to have the author write about Paris, since she seems to have it going on.Many African American children, teenagers, young adults and older adults have experienced practically everything in this book and can relate to it. It’s hard to believe but back in the day times were like this and there are many of us who cannot back into our family history because of where our parents and grandparents came from, and they could not tell the true story and did not [...]

    11. A story of 3 women, Cora Harvey, her daughter Emma and her grand daughter, Paris. Cora leaves her home town of Ridell, MS and the man she loves, Dr. David Mackey for Chicago to be a singer. She returns with a secret that changes the lives of her family. A story of secrets and how they get uncovered. An enjoyable read.

    12. A story of 3 women, Cora Harvey, her daughter Emma and her grand daughter, Paris. Cora leaves her home town of Ridell, MS and the man she loves, Dr. David Mackey for Chicago to be a singer. She returns with a secret that changes the lives of her family. A story of secrets and how they get uncovered. An enjoyable read.

    13. I read this quite some time ago, just found the book in my closet. I remember it was a great story of families and how their love is enduring.

    14. Enjoyed this book. Interesting read. I was not pleased with the way the book ended. Maybe there is a sequel.

    15. It was hard for me too get into this book in the beginning but add I kept reading I really enjoyed the story.

    16. This is one of my favorite books the storyline is beautiful it doesnt tell too much but doesn't leave out anything So much to the mind, to envision both sides of the same story.

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