All in all, this book had wonderful moments, and terrible ones, but the wonderful parts did not. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It is breathtaking how it grabs you from the beginning and doesn't let go until the last page. The novel begins in the early 1700's where 10 year old Resolute and her 20 year old sister Patience are instructed to run and hide in the wake of a pirate attack on their beloved Jamaican plantation. Seek the whole truth, rather than letting the wind blow you as it will.”, “A woman is a fool that lives from penny to farthing and n'er looks to the possibility of loss.”, Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Historical Fiction (2014), See 1 question about My Name Is Resolute…, Goodreads Members Suggest: 32 ‘Vacation’ Reads. especially for those women, who fought in their own ways. If this book had not been for a book club I would have stopped reading it in the first 50 pages. Nancy Turner out did herself with the research and scope of her novel. A young, spoiled girl living on a plantation in 1729 Jamaica is stolen away with her two siblings by pirates. As the seeds of rebellion against England grow, Resolute is torn between following the rules and breaking free. Initial thoughts: I have decided that this is the best book that I've EVER read. I dragged out reading it for almost two weeks, savoring each moment, reveling in the pages I had left before it ended. Do you enjoy a gripping adventure? The year is 1729, and Resolute Talbot and her siblings are captured by pirates, taken from their family in Jamaica, and brought to the New World. I spent the whole weekend reading it non-stop. Resolute and her sister are sold into slavery in colonial New England and taught the trade of spinning and weaving. Its books like this that make history come alive for me!! I've read all of Ms. Turner's books and enjoyed and recommend them all but this one is exceptional in it's scope. As a stubborn, headstrong child, she drove me crazy, and as she aged and learned from her experiences, I wanted happiness for her. She and her older sister, Patience, and older brother, August, are taken as slaves aboard ship, and from there the nightmare continues. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. As the seeds of rebellion against England grow, Resolute is torn between following the rules and breaking free. Well written, well researched. Nancy Turner burst onto the literary scene with her hugely popular novels These Is My Words, Sarah’s Quilt, and The Star Garden. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published since I read it years ago. Wish author was a GoodReads writer so I could send her email. Good book club book. Membership is free & gives you access to book giveaways, author chats & your private, free book club page. Our Reading Guide for My Name Is Resolute by Nancy E. Turner includes Book Club Discussion Questions, Book Reviews, Plot Summary-Synopsis and Author Bio. Recommended to book clubs by 1 of 1 members. I feel awful writing a not so great review, but I do want to be honest. Topics About This Book Topics That Mention This Book. i started it a few weeks ago and had to put it down after a couple hundred pages--it almost felt too heavy. This book was fabulous. I might not remember much of what took place in that epic novel, but I will ever remember how I felt as I read, how my heart ached with Sarah Prine's and how unsettling it was to return to this modern world after finishing the book. In the beginning I was a bit disenchanted as Resolute told lies and continued to ignore facts and wanted the things she could not have. One of my all-time favorites. Well written, well researched. "These Is My Words" has remained among the top of my favorite books (how is it possible to ever pick just one favorite?) Another fantastic book by Turner. A young, spoiled girl living on a plantation in 1729 Jamaica is stolen away with her two siblings by pirates. She is sassy and irreverent but slowly she learns her old life is gone. an excellent read. I was a little bit disappointed with this book. resolute seems very real to me now, and i felt sad that i didn't have a chronicle like this of my own ancestors who were alive and patriots during the revolutionary war. I took my time reading this historical fiction and think it is one that should stay on my shelves. All rights reserved. 2 stars because the quality of the writing is well done with good character development. Sign up for your FREE email about the latest top book club picks, exclusive book giveaways, new releases, and online author events. I loved all 600 plus pages of this book. If you answered "yes" to these questions. My Name Is Resolute Book Discussion. She is sold into slavery of numerous kinds and her ability to lie quickly on her feet is a saving grace, although she pays dearly for it. An epic read. In the 1729, seven year old Resolute is stolen from her parents plantation in Jamaica with some of the slaves who worked there. It felt like I drifted around for years, but I was finally found and sailed to America in 1855. I took my time reading this historical fiction and think it is one that should stay on my shelves. I spent the whole weekend reading it non-stop. Heart-wrenching, brilliantly written, and packed to the brim with adventure, My Name is Resolute is destined to be an instant classic. This is a story of survival, determination, wit, values and much more. All in all, this book had wonderful moments, and terrible ones, but the wonderful parts did not, for me, outweigh the filth. Do you have the time to read a 600 page page-turner? an excellent read. "My Name is Resolute" kept me up into the small hours of the morning reading, more than once! I thought about this while I read it slowly, and I've thought about it since I finished reading. Six stars. It has everything I like in historical fiction. It was informative, thought provoking, eye opening, lovely, hard to put down, and ultimately very difficult to say good bye to. Join the leading website for book clubs with over 35,000 clubs and 20,000 reading guides. Resolute’s talent at the loom places her at the center of an incredible web of secrecy that helped drive the American Revolution.

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