website statistics Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind Part 2 - PDF Books Online
Hot Best Seller

Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind Part 2

Availability: Ready to download

The story of Scarlett's and Rhett's love affair, begun in Gone With the Wind, continues in this long-awaited sequel. The story of Scarlett's and Rhett's love affair, begun in Gone With the Wind, continues in this long-awaited sequel.


Compare

The story of Scarlett's and Rhett's love affair, begun in Gone With the Wind, continues in this long-awaited sequel. The story of Scarlett's and Rhett's love affair, begun in Gone With the Wind, continues in this long-awaited sequel.

30 review for Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind Part 2

  1. 5 out of 5

    A.

    One of only two books I've ever thrown at the wall. Margaret Mitchell would be appalled. One of only two books I've ever thrown at the wall. Margaret Mitchell would be appalled.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Perpruner

    Even though it is written by a complete different author Alexandra Ripley really did a great job continuing Scarlett's journey through life. I was very happy I read this book cause it made gone with the wind feel like it wasn't over. Even though it is written by a complete different author Alexandra Ripley really did a great job continuing Scarlett's journey through life. I was very happy I read this book cause it made gone with the wind feel like it wasn't over.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Madelyn Fife

    After the awful ending of Gone with the Wind that I loved none the less, I thought I'd give the sequel - written by a different author - a try. But for me personally, my own ending I made up for Rhett and Scarlett in my head was better. My advice: Don't read this one. Just satisfy yourself with a conclusion of your own. It'd probably be better than this attempt. After the awful ending of Gone with the Wind that I loved none the less, I thought I'd give the sequel - written by a different author - a try. But for me personally, my own ending I made up for Rhett and Scarlett in my head was better. My advice: Don't read this one. Just satisfy yourself with a conclusion of your own. It'd probably be better than this attempt.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Bluetiful Hadeel

    A sequel. But is it a great sequel? For me, it was really fun reading all about how the relationship of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara develops. It's not as good as Gone with the wind of course and yet it's not that bad. Star for the amusing dialogue between Rhett and Scarlett Star for the idea of the sequel Star for the characters' development A sequel. But is it a great sequel? For me, it was really fun reading all about how the relationship of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara develops. It's not as good as Gone with the wind of course and yet it's not that bad. Star for the amusing dialogue between Rhett and Scarlett Star for the idea of the sequel Star for the characters' development

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lisa James

    Because I LOVE GWTW, & the love story of Scarlett & Rhett is truly timeless, when this book came out I had to have it. In this book, Scarlett travels back to Ireland to find the Irish O'Haras after GWTW leaves off. She finds family, roots, & a purpose in bringing the family estate back to life. Somehow she becomes the head of the O'Hara clan, & somehow Rhett finds her again. They share one night in a cabin on the banks of a river after a storm, & he takes off yet again. Scarlett realizes that sh Because I LOVE GWTW, & the love story of Scarlett & Rhett is truly timeless, when this book came out I had to have it. In this book, Scarlett travels back to Ireland to find the Irish O'Haras after GWTW leaves off. She finds family, roots, & a purpose in bringing the family estate back to life. Somehow she becomes the head of the O'Hara clan, & somehow Rhett finds her again. They share one night in a cabin on the banks of a river after a storm, & he takes off yet again. Scarlett realizes that she is pregnant, & is determined to have her baby without Rhett, & doesn't even want him to know about Cat. Well, best laid plans & all that goes awry, & the conclusion to the book is a happy one :)

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sandra

    Definitely not written by Margaret Mitchell, this sequel to Gone With the Wind attempts to be as intricate and absorbing as the original but is clear to be just that - an attempt. Had I only watched the original 1930's movie, I might have loved this book, but found it to be too "Harlequin Romance" novel caliber for me. I liked it, but did not love it. The modern influence on the story line is evident in the treatment of the characters. Scarlett O'Hara is a grown woman in this novel, and I found h Definitely not written by Margaret Mitchell, this sequel to Gone With the Wind attempts to be as intricate and absorbing as the original but is clear to be just that - an attempt. Had I only watched the original 1930's movie, I might have loved this book, but found it to be too "Harlequin Romance" novel caliber for me. I liked it, but did not love it. The modern influence on the story line is evident in the treatment of the characters. Scarlett O'Hara is a grown woman in this novel, and I found her to be less-likable than in the original. If you are a fan of historical romance, you will probably love this book, but if you are expecting a continuation of Gone With the Wind you may be somewhat disappointed.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    If there was ever going to be a writer that could carry on the story of one of the greatest books of all times, its Ripley. This is a fantastic read and provides a nice continuation for those of us left hanging at the end of Gone with The Wind. I think that Margaret Mitchell would have approved.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Dodilee

    I hope Margaret Mitchell wrote the sequel so it could have the same "feel" with Gone with the Wind. I still loved this though because I got the ending that I wanted.One of my all-time favorites, second to Gone with the Wind (which of course, should go hand in hand.XD ) I hope Margaret Mitchell wrote the sequel so it could have the same "feel" with Gone with the Wind. I still loved this though because I got the ending that I wanted.One of my all-time favorites, second to Gone with the Wind (which of course, should go hand in hand.XD )

  9. 4 out of 5

    Shari Scholte

    You wonder if a sequel to "Gone with the Wind" could be as good as the original, but this one was. It was such a great story ~ and very consistent with GWTW. You wonder if a sequel to "Gone with the Wind" could be as good as the original, but this one was. It was such a great story ~ and very consistent with GWTW.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sebastyne

    HATE this. The worst book I've ever read, by far. I waded through it simply because I wanted to know what ridiculousness Ripley would turn my all time favourite characters into. The book lacked passion, skill, insight, and it read like it was turning Scarlett into Alexandra herself. She even had to age her deliberately... That was the worst part of the book, the turning seasons in Ireland, where Scarlett aged years in half a page. Incredibly lazy writing. What were Mitchell's family thinking hir HATE this. The worst book I've ever read, by far. I waded through it simply because I wanted to know what ridiculousness Ripley would turn my all time favourite characters into. The book lacked passion, skill, insight, and it read like it was turning Scarlett into Alexandra herself. She even had to age her deliberately... That was the worst part of the book, the turning seasons in Ireland, where Scarlett aged years in half a page. Incredibly lazy writing. What were Mitchell's family thinking hiring her?! I think this book might be solely responsible for putting me off reading completely. I used to read ALL THE TIME through my childhood and teenage years. Then this book happened.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Tracey Renzi

    This was a very decent attempt at telling the story of Rhett and Scarlett after the war. It held my interest but there were parts of it that I couldn't see either character doing based on the images I had of the original. This was a very decent attempt at telling the story of Rhett and Scarlett after the war. It held my interest but there were parts of it that I couldn't see either character doing based on the images I had of the original.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lindsey Minton

    The book was tedious and if not for the characters I loved from Gone with the Wind the book would have been unbearable. The fact that the margaret Mitchell/GWTW group authorized this and then revoked that after publishing should be a sufficient review.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Megan Blanchard

    I just finished reading Alexandra Ripley's sequel to "Gone With The Wind" and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Like the original, it was an epic read at 884 pages, yet it kept me entertained and invested until the very end! I was so happy and deeply satisfied with the outcome of Scarlett's and Rhett's love story. It was definitely one for the ages! Now I'm looking forward to watching the miniseries based on this 1991 book. I just finished reading Alexandra Ripley's sequel to "Gone With The Wind" and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Like the original, it was an epic read at 884 pages, yet it kept me entertained and invested until the very end! I was so happy and deeply satisfied with the outcome of Scarlett's and Rhett's love story. It was definitely one for the ages! Now I'm looking forward to watching the miniseries based on this 1991 book.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Janice

    First and most importantly....Gone With the Wind is my favorite book. Ever. I reread it every year or so and am always amazed at everything about it, and how much more I get from each rereading. That book is my ultimate standard against which all other books are judged. I'll admit I'm writing this review YEARS after reading Scarlett...and while I don't remember anything about the book itself, I DO remember my feelings of absolute disgust...of literally yelling at this book "NO WAY would that char First and most importantly....Gone With the Wind is my favorite book. Ever. I reread it every year or so and am always amazed at everything about it, and how much more I get from each rereading. That book is my ultimate standard against which all other books are judged. I'll admit I'm writing this review YEARS after reading Scarlett...and while I don't remember anything about the book itself, I DO remember my feelings of absolute disgust...of literally yelling at this book "NO WAY would that character EVER do anything like that". After finishing it, I immediately wished I could strike it from my brain and remember nothing from this book....only the characters from Gone With the Wind. After my feelings of disgust faded, it was an easily forgettable book that is absolutely eclipsed by the masterpiece that Gone With the Wind is, and to me Scarlett just proves how incredible Margaret Mitchell's book is, and nothing can compare. As much as I would have LOVED for there to have been a sequel by Margaret Mitchell, that obviously was never meant to be. I'd love to know what happened to Rhett and Scarlett and the other characters, but I'm content with how the book ended.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    Gone With the Wind, a book both hated and adored, was a novel that drew me in because of its powerful depiction of a society struggling through war. (When I say "powerful", please don't do me the injustice of assuming I mean "historically accurate".) The depicted South is a land of grace and hypocrisy that crashes hard, and when I picked up Scarlett I was sort of hoping for a continuation on the thematic concerns that were the lifeblood of GWTW. Instead, the author picks up and moves the entire f Gone With the Wind, a book both hated and adored, was a novel that drew me in because of its powerful depiction of a society struggling through war. (When I say "powerful", please don't do me the injustice of assuming I mean "historically accurate".) The depicted South is a land of grace and hypocrisy that crashes hard, and when I picked up Scarlett I was sort of hoping for a continuation on the thematic concerns that were the lifeblood of GWTW. Instead, the author picks up and moves the entire fucking story to Ireland, Scarlett sells Tara (practically sacreligious) and an appalling amount of melodrama ensues. Potentially one of the worst books ever written. The character of Rhett Butler, originally so moving because of both his redeeming and more appalling attributes, is totally changed into a cookie cutter dream guy character, but with added sarcasm so that less in-depth readers can still say "But he is in character! So many witty comments!" As a side note, what was the shit with the sandwiches? What was Ripley thinking? This book destroyed everything GWTW set up.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Frances Sawaya

    OMG! When this came out I was hopeful. After the first few pages I was in despair --- how could the Mitchell family allow this to happen!!! The sections in Ireland were beyond belief (I live here, so I can speak firsthand); the characters were shallow; the plot extensions ridiculous, the writing on a level of Cecilia Ahern, i.e., rubbish held together by prepositional phrases. Disappointed to say the least.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Heidi

    i thought this book was the greatest book i had ever read. i was only 18 at the time i read it, and i was obsessed with gone with the wind. i wonder if i would still feel the same way, now that i am 33. i think i will read it again! i thought this book was the greatest book i had ever read. i was only 18 at the time i read it, and i was obsessed with gone with the wind. i wonder if i would still feel the same way, now that i am 33. i think i will read it again!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Nichelle

    I read this when it first came out. I loved it. I really am not a fan of Gone With the Wind. But when this one came out it called to me and I wanted to see if the story I wanted to be happy would end that way and I was pleasantly surprised. Gone With the Wind is a classic for some. This one was for me.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Lou

    I gave up reading it about 100 pages in.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Marlena

    A nice try, but it didn't come close to Margaret Mitchell's original novel. A nice try, but it didn't come close to Margaret Mitchell's original novel.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Why????????? No need. Rhett and Scarlet ended together in my head already....no need!! Ok I am done!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Mariellen Carroll

    One of the worse books I have ever read.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Mary Cushnie-Mansour

    I was intrigued with the idea that someone picked up Scarlett and Rhett's story and wanted to continue it. However, despite finishing all 823 pages, I was disappointed in some of the character development, a prime example being Scarlett's little girl, Cat. I felt the author was totally unrealistic in regards to the true development of a child. Granted, some children are more advanced than others; however, the things the author had this child doing - well, let's just say, kind of unbelievable. I I was intrigued with the idea that someone picked up Scarlett and Rhett's story and wanted to continue it. However, despite finishing all 823 pages, I was disappointed in some of the character development, a prime example being Scarlett's little girl, Cat. I felt the author was totally unrealistic in regards to the true development of a child. Granted, some children are more advanced than others; however, the things the author had this child doing - well, let's just say, kind of unbelievable. I was partial to the storyline of Scarlett returning to Ireland where she sort of "grew into herself" and became a woman as opposed to a spoiled child. But, when she was immersed in society, one could see threads of the old Scarlet coming through. Where Scarlett was happiest? Well, as a reader, I got the sense that she didn't really know. Of course, the author wanted us to think that the only way Scarlett would be truly happy would be to be back in Rhett's arms. In many ways, I thought the actual ending was rushed. One minute Scarlett is at a horse race, meets Rhett, who is appalled because he reads about Scarlett's upcoming marriage and totally ignores her, striding off in anger, and then all of a sudden Scarlett races back to her home to meet up with Rhett because she just knows he will be there looking for her! The Rhett I knew from Gone With the Wind probably would have just walked away - again. I would have written the ending differently, and given it a stronger sense, still coming to the conclusion we all wanted to see - that of Scarlett and Rhett being reunited. (And, I might not have killed off one of my favourite characters ... hmm) I don't wish to go on and on about everything in the book - good and bad - so, if you have several hours to while away, Scarlett will be an okay read. It isn't a book I will keep on my shelf, though.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sharonda Braxton

    Well, I "wanted" to give it 4 stars, I really did. However, given how I so enjoyed Margaret Mitchell's GWTW this sequel pales in comparison. Some parts of the story kept me mildly interested, while others simply just babbled on. Maybe it's because in my imagination I had my own ideas of how Rhett and Scarlet's story should go on, but even then the character's developments stayed true to who they were in the original story. The sequel unfortunately is anything but. In GWTW the conversations betwe Well, I "wanted" to give it 4 stars, I really did. However, given how I so enjoyed Margaret Mitchell's GWTW this sequel pales in comparison. Some parts of the story kept me mildly interested, while others simply just babbled on. Maybe it's because in my imagination I had my own ideas of how Rhett and Scarlet's story should go on, but even then the character's developments stayed true to who they were in the original story. The sequel unfortunately is anything but. In GWTW the conversations between the two were quite comical, enthralling, and toward the end, painful. Every word they spoke, not only to each other but even with other characters - including the unlikable ones - held your attention. That didn't happen in this book. I found myself saying way too many times for my liking that "NO!! The Scarlett O'Hara I knew would NEVER respond like that. She would NEVER speak that way, or act that way!!" Did the same thing with Rhett! "Rhett Butler was funny! He was intelligent and clever! Yes, he could be a cad, but he had personality!!!!!" I didn't get any of that in this book. I know it was a completely different author, but I just wish she could have stayed in line with the spirit of Margaret Mitchell's vision and work in GWTW. All in all, it isn't a "bad" story, just not even close to the first in banter, dialogue, storyline, or character development.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Carol Lina

    I really enjoyed the beginning of this book. It pulled me right in, and I felt like I was picking up Margaret Mitchell's novel again. After about 300 pages or so, though, I began to feel disappointed. I did not like the whole section of the novel that deals with Scarlett's time in Ireland; I suppose I wanted more of both the Southern setting and characters, and this felt like a completely different story to me. Many of the events that take place later in the novel also seemed implausible, and I I really enjoyed the beginning of this book. It pulled me right in, and I felt like I was picking up Margaret Mitchell's novel again. After about 300 pages or so, though, I began to feel disappointed. I did not like the whole section of the novel that deals with Scarlett's time in Ireland; I suppose I wanted more of both the Southern setting and characters, and this felt like a completely different story to me. Many of the events that take place later in the novel also seemed implausible, and I began to feel impatient and eager to finish the book. The reappearance of Rhett in the novel (and I won't give any spoilers here) came far too late in the story for me, and while there was some "closure" in a sense, I felt that this section of the novel could have been fleshed out much more thoroughly. In a nutshell, then: too much of what didn't interest me and not enough of what did. Not sorry I read it, but not completely satisfied, either.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    Actually, I was surprised that the writing style was so similar to the original Gone With The Wind. I read the books back to back. It took awhile for me to decide if I wanted to read the whole book. The first two hundred pages were so intensely Scarlett that I was starting to get bored with her. But once she traveled to Ireland, my interest was piqued. I enjoyed her adventures in Ireland and the sociology of the country and it’s history. It added richness and depth to the story. And she “grew up Actually, I was surprised that the writing style was so similar to the original Gone With The Wind. I read the books back to back. It took awhile for me to decide if I wanted to read the whole book. The first two hundred pages were so intensely Scarlett that I was starting to get bored with her. But once she traveled to Ireland, my interest was piqued. I enjoyed her adventures in Ireland and the sociology of the country and it’s history. It added richness and depth to the story. And she “grew up” in Ireland which I was glad to see. It is sad when one doesn’t learn from their mistakes and Scarlett changed quite a bit from her travels and experiences and became a more giving and self centered person.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Ilia

    This book started well; the beginning of the book pulled me in. I kept reading it, but after a while, I began to get annoyed by the character Scarlett; in my opinion, this book was about a woman who took for granted the things she had, and when she lost what she had, she became like a child throwing a hissy fit. This whole book was about her trying to accomplish revenge, because in her eyes she believed she could get anything she wanted based off how she looked. It wasnt till closer to the end o This book started well; the beginning of the book pulled me in. I kept reading it, but after a while, I began to get annoyed by the character Scarlett; in my opinion, this book was about a woman who took for granted the things she had, and when she lost what she had, she became like a child throwing a hissy fit. This whole book was about her trying to accomplish revenge, because in her eyes she believed she could get anything she wanted based off how she looked. It wasnt till closer to the end of the book that it seems like she grew up a little bit. But I don't plan on reading any more of these books.

  28. 4 out of 5

    WanderingPages

    If you go into this book thinking it’s going to be just like GWTW you are going to be a little, if not a lot, disappointed. With that being said it is a great book, but you almost need to read it as if it’s a stand alone novel and not a sequel. I really loved how Scarlet grew into the person she ended up becoming. The fact that she finds closure with her story makes my heart happy!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Sandi Niemeyer

    Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind" has always been my favorite novel, so I had little hope for the sequel by another author. Much to my surprise, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It is not hard to imagine the continuation of Scarlett story. Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind" has always been my favorite novel, so I had little hope for the sequel by another author. Much to my surprise, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It is not hard to imagine the continuation of Scarlett story.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Norma Dushack

    I think I would have enjoyed this when I was in my 30's rather than almost 70. To me it had to much unnecessary details in it - such as describing the house that really wan's important to the story line. I think I would have enjoyed this when I was in my 30's rather than almost 70. To me it had to much unnecessary details in it - such as describing the house that really wan's important to the story line.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...