8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Pleasant but not spectacular,
This review is from: The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets (Paperback)
If i had seen this book in a shop i wouldn't have touched it with a barge pole - the cover design and pink page adging scream chick lit to me. I really read this book because it was recommended by Richard and Judy and the amazon reviews backed up that it would be a good read.
For me it did the job, in that i was looking for a light read after having read some heavy going titles recently. It is, i think, what Richard and Judy suggest - a holiday read. Not too taxing, a reasonable story line but nothing to really write home about.
If you are into this genre and era (1950's) you are likely to love this book, if not, it is possibly not for you. I enjoyed the 1950's setting although i didn't feel it was overtly present in the book - mostly in the form of references to music and a few characters. I couldn't quite understand the need for so many italicised french phrases either - were they commonly used in this era??
All in all, i quite liked this book but it wouldn't be something that came to mind if a friend asked me to recommend a book.