Author: Alexandra Ripley
Review: Devoted GWTW fans will be disappointed in Ripley's sequel. Of course, since this was written by a different author the overall tone and language of the characters was not in line with the original. But my biggest complaint was Scarlett's portrayal. She underwent an entire personality change from GWTW and became weak and dependent throughout many parts of the novel. Half of the book takes place in Ireland, and while detailed, the sections were extremely boring and tedious.
I'm interested to see what Margaret Mitchell's estate (who gave their permission for this to be considered an official sequel) think of it. They must not be pleased.
Book Junkie's Grade: C-