- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2654 KB
- Print Length: 302 pages
- Publisher: Sites To Suit Limited (7 May 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CP9IJ0M
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 218 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,530 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
I loved "The Marriage Certificate" and could well relate to Peter Sefton each time the postman arrived bring envelopes containing birth, death or marriage certificates.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, loved the suspense and the surprise at the VERY end was something I'd contemplated while
reading the book but had forgotten when I got more and more involved with the story.
Only problem is that there is, so far, not another book by Stephen Molyneux to read. I hope "The Marriage Certificate" is the first in a series.
Although I feel that the plot drags a little towards the middle, it quickly picks up pace again and leads to an interesting finale.
A great deal of research has clearly been done, particularly with regards to dates and the nature of the Boer and First World wars. The writing style suits the content insofar as it is straightforward and designed to further the plot, rather than lingering for too long on descriptive detail.
It is a book well worth reading.
While the subject matter was of interest initially the author soon got bogged down in detailed explanation, which became quite tedious after a while.
I found an error in this detail which then had me wondering exactly what else might be incorrect and in the end I gave up caring about the characters and the outcome. I persevered until the end but even the last minute "beat the clock" scramble left me cold.
On the whole this was an interesting plot idea that was suffocated by too much minutiae and poor execution.
This book reminded me a lot of the TV programme Heir Hunters and in fact a firm of genealogical researchers does appear in the book. I loved how Peter dug deeper and deeper into the histories of the various people to eventually solve a mystery. This kind of genealogical fiction is right up my street and there aren't that many decent books like this one around.
There is the modern day investigation and also the story of Louisa and John, Rose and Frank in the early 1900s. If I had one complaint about this book it would be that the 1900s story has a very long section in the book which I think would have benefited from being broken up with a bit of the modern story, but once the story returned in earnest to the modern research the book just absolutely raced along and I couldn't put it down until it reached its conclusion.
An excellent read which will particularly appeal to those who enjoy modern history and family history research.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Anyone interested in family history or the TV program Heir Hunters will like this book. It is well written and you just want to keep turning the pages. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Denise
If you are interested in Family History you will love this book otherwise I think it is OK.Published 13 days ago by Mal
Worth reading for its explanations of how to trace family history records, and its insights into how to interpret them.Published 14 days ago by Oris Root
Very interesting and unusual,also well written.I commend the authors originalityPublished 18 days ago by betty
really really enjoyed this book thought I had it all worked out but great ending if you enjoy genealogy buy this .Published 21 days ago by elizabeth morris
As an amateur genealogist I could relate fully to the story in the book. This is an excellent read and although fiction pretty darn close the real thing! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mrs. Georgina Southall
Stephen Molyneux passes expertly through the centuries and generations in this family history novel. A Thoroughly believable storyline. Read morePublished 2 months ago by V. Leary
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